Horace Mann was a statesman and educator who championed the cause of universal, free, non-sectarian public education.
Best Horace Mann Quotes
Observation – activity of both eyes and ears. ~ Horace Mann.
In youth, the artless index of the mind. ~ Horace Mann.
Avoid witticisms at the expense of others. ~ Horace Mann.
Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals. ~ Horace Mann.
Education is a capital to the poor man, and an interest to the rich man. ~ Horace Mann.
You may as well borrow a person’s money as his time. ~ Horace Mann.
Patient perseverance in well doing is infinitely harder than a sudden and impulsive self-sacrifice. ~ Horace Mann.
Astronomy is one of the sublimest fields of human investigation. ~ Horace Mann.
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. ~ Horace Mann.
Those who exert the first influence upon the mind have the greatest power. ~ Horace Mann.
Do not think of knocking out another person’s brains because he differs in opinion from you. ~ Horace Mann.
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Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care. ~ Horace Mann.
Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge. ~ 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.
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.
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.
Habit can overcome anything but instinct, and can greatly modify even that. ~ Horace Mann.
Injustice alone can shake down the pillars of the skies, and restore the reign of Chaos and Night. ~ Horace Mann.
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.
If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it. ~ Horace Mann.
It is well to think well; it is divine to act well. ~ Horace Mann.
Public Education is the cornerstone of our community and our democracy. ~ Horace Mann.
Give me a house furnished with books rather than furniture! Both, if you can, but books at any rate! ~ Horace Mann.
Inspiring Horace Mann Quotes
Bodies are cleansed by water; the mind is purified by truth. ~ Horace Mann.
Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power. ~ Horace Mann.
No man has the right to bring up children without surrounding them with books. ~ Horace Mann.
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.
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.
Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. ~ Horace Mann.
On entering this world our starting-point is ignorance. None, however, but idiots remain there. ~ Horace Mann.
They who set an example make a highway. Others follow the example, because it is easier to travel on a highway than over untrodden grounds. ~ Horace Mann.
Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge. ~ Horace Mann.
Top Horace Mann Quotes
We must be purposely kind and generous or we miss the best part of life’s existence. ~ Horace Mann.
We go by the major vote, and if the majority are insane, the sane must go to the hospital. ~ 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.
A house without books is like a room without windows. ~ Horace Mann.
He who cannot resist temptation is not a man. Whoever yields to temptation debases himself with a debasement from which he can never arise. ~ Horace Mann.
It is more difficult, and it calls for higher energies of soul, to live a martyr than to die one. ~ Horace Mann.
Ideality is the avant-courier of the mind. ~ Horace Mann.
Profound Horace Mann Quotes
Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both. ~ Horace Mann.
We are prone to seek immediate pleasure or good, however small, rather than remote pleasure or good, however vast. ~ Horace Mann.
If temperance prevails, then education can prevail; if temperance fails, then education must fail. ~ Horace Mann.
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.
Affectation hides three times as many virtues as charity does sins. ~ Horace Mann.
He who shuts out truth, by the same act opens the door to all the error that supplies its place. ~ Horace Mann.
I hold Education to be an organic necessity of a human being. ~ Horace Mann.
Schoolhouses are the republican line of fortifications. ~ 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.
Famous Horace Mann Quotes
We do ourselves the most good doing something for others. ~ Horace Mann.
To know the machine one must know where each part belongs, and what its office is. ~ Horace Mann.
False conclusions which have been reasoned out are infinitely worse than blind impulse. ~ Horace Mann.
You need not tell all the truth, unless to those who have a right to know it; but let all you tell be truth. ~ Horace Mann.
There is nothing so costly as ignorance. ~ Horace Mann.
School is the cheapest police. ~ Horace Mann.
To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike. ~ Horace Mann.
Superiority to circumstances is one of the most prominent characteristics of great men. ~ Horace Mann.
Popular Horace Mann Quotes
Love not only occupies the higher lobes of the brain, but crowds out the lower to make room for its expansion. ~ Horace Mann.
Deeds survive the doers. ~ Horace Mann.
Teaching isn’t one-tenth as effective as training. ~ Horace Mann.
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it. ~ Horace Mann.
Knowledge is a mimic creation. ~ Horace Mann.
He who cannot resist temptation is not a man. ~ Horace Mann.
Every event in this world is the effect of some precedent cause, and also the cause of some subsequent effect. ~ Horace Mann.
Inspirational Horace Mann Quotes
Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity. ~ Horace Mann.
He who dethrones the idea of law, bids chaos welcome in its stead. ~ Horace Mann.
It would be more honorable to our distinguished ancestors to praise them in words less, but in deeds to imitate them more. ~ 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.
A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated. ~ Horace Mann.
If you can express yourself so as to be perfectly understood in ten words, never use a dozen. ~ Horace Mann.
The highest service we can perform for others is to help them help themselves. ~ Horace Mann.
The best teachers teach from the heart, not the book. ~ Horace Mann.
Thoughtful Horace Mann Quotes
The living soul of man, once conscious of its power, cannot be quelled. ~ Horace Mann.
Every nerve that can thrill with pleasure, can also agonize with pain. ~ Horace Mann.
The most important ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with other people. ~ Horace Mann.
Habits are like a cable. We weave a strand of it every day and soon it cannot be broken. ~ Horace Mann.
Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves. ~ Horace Mann.
The most ignorant are the most conceited. ~ Horace Mann.
So these were the 77 top Horace Mann quotes about public education from the American father of education.