Horace Mann quotes

  • Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Truth #Greatness

  • To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Inspiring #Compassion #Charity

  • Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Life #Death #Badass

  • Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Success

  • A house without books is like a room without windows.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Life #Happiness #Attitude

  • 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.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Thinking #Years #Brain

  • Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Moral #Mature #Manners

  • Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Teacher #Teaching #Long

  • A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Education #Inspire #Height

  • In vain do they talk of happiness who never subdued an impulse in obedience to a principle. He who never sacrificed a present to a future good, or a personal to a general one, can speak of happiness only as the blind speak of color.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Inspirational #Happiness #Color

  • A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Inspirational #Inspiring #Education

  • Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Education #Safety #Political

  • 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.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Money #Honesty #Integrity

  • Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Knowledge #True Knowledge #Humans

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

    #Education #Quality #Infinite

  • 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.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Death #Fear #Pride

  • You may as well borrow a person's money as his time.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Time #May #Wells

  • Virtue is an angel, but she is a blind one, and must ask Knowledge to show her the pathway that leads to her goal.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Angel #Goal #Pathways

  • Genius may conceive but patient labor must consummate
    -- Horace Mann

    #Genius #May #Patient

  • Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Motivational #Positive #Happiness

  • Let us labor for that larger comprehension of truth, and that more thorough repudiation of error, which shall make the history of mankind a series of ascending developments.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Truth #Errors #Development

  • Keep one thing in view forever- the truth; and if you do this, though it may seem to lead you away from the opinion of men, it will assuredly conduct you to the throne of God.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Men #Views #Forever

  • To-day Massachusetts; and the whole of the American republic, from the border of Maine to the Pacific slopes, and from the Lakes to the Gulf, stand upon the immutable and everlasting principles of equal and exact justice. The days of unrequited labor are numbered with the past. Fugitive slave laws are only remembered as relics of that barbarism which John Wesley pronounced "the sum of all villainies," and whose knowledge of its blighting effects was matured by his travels in Georgia and the Carolinas.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Past #Lakes #Law

  • Willmott has very tersely said that embellished truths are the illuminated alphabet of larger children.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Children #Fables #Alphabet

  • Doing nothing for others is the undoing of one's self. We must be purposely kind and generous, or we miss the best part of existence. The heart that goes out of itself, gets large and full of joy. This is the great secret of the inner life. We do ourselves the most good doing something for others.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Heart #Helping Others #Self

  • The highest service we can perform for others is to help them help themselves.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Helping Others #Helping #Self Help

  • It is more difficult, and it calls for higher energies of soul, to live a martyr than to die one.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Soul #Energy #Martyr

  • It is well to think well; it is divine to act well.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Courage #Thinking #Action

  • Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Life #Time #Sunset

  • Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Compassion #Helping Others #Volunteer

  • 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.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Education #Men #Balance

  • Astronomy is one of the sublimest fields of human investigation. The mind that grasps its facts and principles receives something of the enlargement and grandeur belonging to the science itself. It is a quickener of devotion.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Mind #Fields #Facts

  • If ever there was a cause, if ever there can be a cause, worthy to be upheld by all of toil or sacrifice that the human heart can endure, it is the cause of Education.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Heart #Sacrifice #Toil

  • Manners are the root, laws only the trunk and branches. Manners are the archetypes of laws. Manners are laws in their infancy; laws are manners fully grown,--or, manners are children, which, when they grow up, become laws.
    -- Horace Mann

    #Children #Growing Up #Law