Horace Mann

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Born Wednesday 4 May 1796, died Tuesday 2 August 1859

Professions: Educator, Politician

Nationality: American

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

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Two golden hours somewhere between sunrise and sunset. Both are set with 60 diamond minutes. No reward is offered. They are gone forever.

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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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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.

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To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.

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

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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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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.

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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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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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Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.

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Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.

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It is well to think well; it is divine to act well.

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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.

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Evil and good are God's right hand and left.

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Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.

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Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both.

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