Quotation Explorer - 'Horace Mann'

Character is what God and the angels know of us; reputation is what men and women think of us. - Horace Mann
A house without books is like a room without windows. - 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
Education...beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of conditions of men --the balance wheel of the social machinery...It does better than to disarm the poor of their hostility toward the rich; it prevents being poor. - Horace Mann
Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity. - 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
If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it. - 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
Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves. - Horace Mann
Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both. - Horace Mann
To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike. - Horace Mann
Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago. - Horace Mann
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. - Horace Mann
Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge. - 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
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