Quotes by Horace Mann

A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them.
– Horace Mann
A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
– Horace Mann
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
– Horace Mann
Avoid witicisms at the expense of others.
– Horace Mann
Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.
– Horace Mann
Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.
– Horace Mann
Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.
– Horace Mann
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
Evil and good are God's right hand and left.
– Horace Mann
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
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.
– Horace Mann
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.
– Horace Mann
It is well to think well; it is divine to act well.
– Horace Mann
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
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
Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.
– Horace Mann
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.
– Horace Mann
Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise.
– Horace Mann
Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both.
– Horace Mann
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