Horace Mann Quotes
Most popular Horace Mann Quotes
Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.
It is well to think well; it is Divine to act well.
I hold Education to be an organic necessity of a human being.
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
Affectation hides three times as many virtues as charity does sins.
Every nerve that can thrill with pleasure can also agonize with pain.
A human being is not, in any proper sense, a human being till he is educated.
Habit is a cable. We weave a thread of it every day, and at last we cannot break it.
We go by the major vote, and if the majority are insane, the sane must go to the hospital.
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
Injustice alone can shake down the pillars of the skies, and restore the reign of Chaos and Night.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn, is hammering on cold iron.
Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up all the vacuities of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.
The teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Under the sublime law of progress, the present outgrows the past. The great heart of humanity is heaving with the hopes of a brighter day.
They who set an example make a highway. Others follow the example, because it is easier to travel on a highway than over untrodden grounds.
The Common School, improved and energized, as it can easily be, may become the most effective and benignant of all the forces of civilization.
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.
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.
Even the choicest literature should be taken as the condiment, and not as the sustenance of life. It should be neither the warp nor the woof of existence, but only the flowery edging upon its borders.
The wealth which breeds idleness...is only a sort of human oyster-bed, where heirs and heiresses are planted, to spend a contemptible life of slothfulness in growing plump and succulent for the grave-worm's banquet.