Horace Mann Quotes


38 Horace Mann quotes:



"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for mankind"
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"Genius may conceive but patient labor must consummate"
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"Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge"
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"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."
"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."
"Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both."
"Let the public mind become corrupt, and all efforts to secure property, liberty, or life by the force of laws written on paper will be as vain as putting up a sign in an apple orchard to exclude canker worms."
"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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"Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge."
Author: Mann Quotes Category: Ignorance Quotes
"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."
"Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power."
"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."
"Two golden hours somewhere between sunrise and sunset. Both are set with 60 diamond minutes. No reward is offered. They are gone forever."
"A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is a wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost always a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices."
"Much that we call evil is really good in disguises; and we should not quarrel rashly with adversities not yet understood, nor overlook the mercies often bound up in them."
"Evil and good are God's right hand and left."
"Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise."
"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."
"If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both."
"If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay, why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable, but is also remediable."



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