Horace Mann

Horace Mann (May 4, 1796 – August 2, 1859) was an American politician and educational reformer. A Whig devoted to promoting speedy modernization, he served in the Massachusetts State legislature (1827–37). In 1848, after serving as Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education since its creation, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives. Historian Ellwood P. Cubberley asserts: No one did more than he to establish in the minds of the American people the conception that education should be universal, non-sectarian, free, and that its aims should be social efficiency, civic virtue, and character, rather than mere learning or the advancement of sectarian ends. Arguing that universal public education was the best way to turn the nation's unruly children into disciplined, judicious republican citizens, Mann won widespread approval from modernizers, especially... More

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Horace Mann Quotes

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