Horace Mann

1796 - 1859

A Quote by Horace Mann on blindness, colors, future, good, happiness, impulses, obedience, principles, sacrifice, and present

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 (1796 - 1859)

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A Quote by Horace Mann on desires, learning, and teachers

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

Horace Mann (1796 - 1859)

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A Quote by Horace Mann on books

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A house without books is like a room without windows.

Horace Mann (1796 - 1859)

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A Quote by Horace Mann on deed and survival

Deeds survive the doers.

Horace Mann (1796 - 1859)

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A Quote by Horace Mann on balance and education

Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of man, - the balance-wheel of the social machinery.

Horace Mann (1796 - 1859)

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A Quote by Horace Mann on character, education, experience, hope, nations, past, people, power, pride, prosperity, spirituality, wisdom, and world

The experience of the ages that are past, the hopes of the ages that are yet to come, unite their voices in an appeal to us; they implore us to think more of the character of our people than of its vast numbers; to look upon our vast natural resources, not as tempters to ostentation and pride, but as means to be converted, by the refining alchemy of education, into mental and spiritual treasures-and thus give to the world the example of a nation whose wisdom increases with its prosperity, and whose virtues are equal to its power.

Horace Mann (1796 - 1859)

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A Quote by Horace Mann on benevolence, death, fear, generosity, life, and pride

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 (1796 - 1859)

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A Quote by Horace Mann on greatness and truth

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

Horace Mann (1796 - 1859)

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