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Top 150 Horace Mann Quotes (2023 Update)
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Horace Mann Quote: “Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.”
Horace Mann Quote: “Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.”
Horace Mann Quote: “We go by the major vote, and if the majority are insane, the sane must go to the hospital.”
Horace Mann Quote: “Superiority to circumstances is one of the most prominent characteristics of great men.”
Horace Mann Quote: “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 Quote: “Biography, especially of the great and good, who have risen by their own exertions to eminence and usefulness, is an inspiring and ennobling study. Its direct tendency is to reproduce the excellence it records.”
Horace Mann Quote: “Avoid witticisms at the expense of others.”
Horace Mann Quote: “Ideality is the avant-courier of the mind.”
Horace Mann Quote: “Education must bring the practice as nearly as possible to the theory. As the children now are, so will the sovereigns soon be.”
Horace Mann Quote: “Every nerve that can thrill with pleasure, can also agonize with pain.”
Horace Mann Quote: “On entering this world our starting-point is ignorance. None, however, but idiots remain there.”
Horace Mann Quote: “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.”
Horace Mann Quote: “It would be more honourable to our distinguished ancestors to praise them in words less, but in deeds to imitate them more.”
Horace Mann Quote: “Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.”
Horace Mann Quote: “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.”
Horace Mann Quote: “Had I the power, I would scatter libraries over the whole land, as the sower sows his wheat-field.”
Horace Mann Quote: “On the face of it, it must be a bad cause which will not bear discussion. Truth seeks light instead of shunning it.”
Horace Mann Quote: “If you can express yourself so as to be perfectly understood in ten words, never use a dozen.”
Horace Mann Quote: “Whatever statesman or sage will effect reforms upon a gigantic or godlike scale must begin with the young.”
Horace Mann Quote: “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 Quote: “False conclusions which have been reasoned out are infinitely worse than blind impulse.”
Horace Mann Quote: “Of all “rights” which command attention at the present time among us, woman’s rights seem to take precedence.”
Horace Mann Quote: “We are prone to seek immediate pleasure or good, however small, rather than remote pleasure or good, however vast.”
Horace Mann Quote: “Give me a house furnished with books rather than furniture! Both, if you can, but books at any rate!”
Horace Mann Quote: “Schoolhouses are the republican line of fortifications.”
Horace Mann Quote: “Where a love of natural beauty has been cultivated, all nature becomes a stupendous gallery, as much superior in form and in coloring to the choicest collections of human art, as the heavens are broader and loftier than the Louvre or the Vatican.”
Horace Mann Quote: “Education is an organic necessity of a human being.”
Horace Mann Quote: “He who dethrones the idea of law, bids chaos welcome in its stead.”
Horace Mann Quote: “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.”
Horace Mann Quote: “You may as well borrow a person’s money as his time.”
Horace Mann Quote: “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 Quote: “School is the cheapest police.”
Horace Mann Quote: “If temperance prevails, then education can prevail; if temperance fails, then education must fail.”
Horace Mann Quote: “To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.”
Horace Mann Quote: “Habits are like a cable. We weave a strand of it every day and soon it cannot be broken.”
Horace Mann Quote: “If there is anything for which I would go back to childhood, and live this weary life over again, it is for the burning, exalting, transporting thrill and ecstasy with which the young faculties hold their earliest communion with knowledge.”
Horace Mann Quote: “It is more difficult, and it calls for higher energies of soul, to live a martyr than to die one.”
Horace Mann Quote: “Knowledge has its boundary line, where it abuts on ignorance; on the outside of that boundary line are ignorance and miracles; on the inside of it are science and no miracles.”
Horace Mann Quote: “Love not only occupies the higher lobes of the brain, but crowds out the lower to make room for its expansion.”
Horace Mann Quote: “The devil tempts men through their ambition, their cupidity, or their appetite, until he comes to the profane swearer, whom he clutches without any reward.”
Horace Mann Quote: “I look upon Phrenology as the guide to philosophy and the handmaid of Christianity. Whoever disseminates true Phrenology is a public benefactor.”
Horace Mann Quote: “He who shuts out truth, by the same act opens the door to all the error that supplies its place.”
Horace Mann Quote: “Praise begets emulation, – a goodly seed to sow among youthful students.”
Horace Mann Quote: “Reproof is a medicine, like mercury or opium; if it be improperly administered, it will do harm instead of good.”
Horace Mann Quote: “Affectation hides three times as many virtues as charity does sins.”
Horace Mann Quote: “Every school boy and school girl who has arrived at the age of reflection ought to know something about the history of the art of printing.”
Horace Mann Quote: “To know the machine one must know where each part belongs, and what its office is.”
Horace Mann Quote: “No combatants are so unequally matched as when one is shackled with error, while the other rejoices in the self-demonstrability of truth.”
Horace Mann Quote: “Knowledge is a mimic creation.”
Horace Mann Quote: “In what pagan nation was Moloch ever propitiated by such an unbroken and swift-moving procession of victims as are offered to this Moloch of Christendom, intemperance.”
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