Horace Mann Quotes

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Born: May 4, 1796, Franklin, Massachusetts
Birth Country: USA
Died: Yellow Springs, Ohio, U.S., August 2, 1859
Occupation: Politician

1.
A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
- Horace Mann

2.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
- Horace Mann

3.
Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.
- Horace Mann

4.
Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.
- Horace Mann

5.
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

6.
Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.
- Horace Mann

7.
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

8.
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
- Horace Mann

9.
Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise.
- Horace Mann

10.
Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both.
- Horace Mann

11.
The teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
- Horace Mann

12.
To pity distress is but human to relieve it is Godlike.
- Horace Mann

13.
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

14.
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

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