Quotes by Horace Mann
- A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
- A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
- Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.
- Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.
- 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.
- Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.
- 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.
- If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
- Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise.
- Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both.
- The teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
- To pity distress is but human to relieve it is Godlike.
- 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.
- 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.