Horace Mann

Horace Mann was an American education reformer and abolitionist
Found 28 thoughts of Horace Mann

It is well to think well; it is divine to act well.

Horace Mann

Jails and prisons are the complement of schools; so many less as you have of the latter, so many more must you have of the former.

Horace Mann

When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.

Horace Mann

I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts.

Horace Mann

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.

Horace Mann

Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.

Horace Mann

Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.

Horace Mann

Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.

Horace Mann

Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care.

Horace Mann

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.

Horace Mann

Education...beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of conditions of men --the balance wheel of the social machinery...It does better than to disarm the poor of their hostility toward the rich; it prevents being poor.

Horace Mann

A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.

Horace Mann

Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person's money as his time.

Horace Mann

Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.

Horace Mann

Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.

Horace Mann

Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men,--the balance-wheel of the social machinery.

Horace Mann

Character is what God and the angels know of us; reputation is what men and women think of us.

Horace Mann

To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.

Horace Mann

Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago.

Horace Mann

Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both.

Horace Mann

Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.

Horace Mann

Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.

Horace Mann

Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.

Horace Mann

If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.

Horace Mann

If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it.

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