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Horace Mann Quotes

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

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

Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.

~ Horace Mann

Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.

~ 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

I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts.

~ Horace Mann

Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.

~ Horace Mann
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