Horace Mann Quotes

Horace Mann Quotes: 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.
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Horace Mann Quote: A republican form of government, without intelligence in the people, must be, on a vast scale, what a mad-house, without superintendent or keepers, would be on a small one.
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Quotes about Horace Mann: The most formidable attribute of temptation is its increasing power, its accelerating ratio of velocity. Every act of repetition increases power, diminishes resistance. It is like the letting out of waters-where a drop can go, a river can go. Whoever yields to temptation, subjects himself to the law of falling bodies.
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Quote about Horace Mann: Man is improvable. Some people think he is only a machine, and that the only difference between a man and a mill is, that one is carried by blood and the other by water.
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Horace Mann Sayings: Virtue is an angel, but she is a blind one, and must ask Knowledge to show her the pathway that leads to her goal.
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Horace Mann Saying: 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. It is a wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost always a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.
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Sayings about Horace Mann: A house without books is like a room without windows.
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Saying about Horace Mann: If you wish to write well, study the life about you,--life in the public streets.
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Horace Mann Quotes: 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.
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Horace Mann Quote: The pulpit only
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Quotes about Horace Mann: It is well to think well; it is divine to act well.
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Quote about 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.
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Horace Mann Sayings: NO error is infused into the young mind, to lie there dormant, or to be reproduced only when the subject of thought or action recurs to which the error belongs; but the error becomes a model or archetype, after whose likeness the active powers of the mind create a thousand other errors.
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Horace Mann Saying: A teacher should, above all things, first induce a desire in the pupil for the acquisition he wishes to impart.
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Sayings about Horace Mann: Give me a house furnished with books rather than furniture! Both, if you can, but books at any rate!
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Saying about Horace Mann: Finally, in regard to those who possess the largest shares in the stock of worldly goods, could there, in your opinion, be any police so vigilant and effetive, for the protections of all the rights of person, property and character, as such a sound and comprehensive education and training, as our system of Common Schools could be made to impart; and would not the payment of a sufficient tax to make such education and training universal, be the cheapest means of self-protection and insurance?
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Horace Mann Quotes: In such a world as ours the idle man is not so much a biped as a bivalve; and the wealth which breeds idleness, of which the English peerage is an example, and of which we are beginning to abound in specimens in this country, is only a sort of human oyster bed, where heirs and heiresses are planted, to spend a contemptible life of slothfulness in growing plump and succulent for the grave-worms' banquet.
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Horace Mann Quote: So multifarious are the different classes of truths, and so multitudinous the truths in each class, that it may be undoubtingly affirmed that no man has yet lived who could so much as name all the different classes and subdivisions of truths, and far less anyone who was acquainted with all the truths belonging to any one class. What wonderful extent, what amazing variety, what collective magnificence! And if such be the number of truths pertaining to this tiny ball of earth, how must it be in the incomprehensible immensity!
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