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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.

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.

Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both.

Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both.

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. ---->>>

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.

A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.

A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.

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.

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.

Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves. ---->>>

To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.

To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.

Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals. ---->>>

Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge. ---->>>

Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.

Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.

If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.

If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.

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.

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.

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. ---->>>

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.

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.

When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.

When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.

Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise.

Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise.

Evil and good are God's right hand and left.

Evil and good are God's right hand and left.

It is well to think well; it is divine to act well. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: May 4, 1796
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Die: August 2, 1859
Occupation: Educator
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Horace Mann (May 4, 1796 – August 2, 1859) was an American educational reformer and Whig politician dedicated to promoting public education. He served in the Massachusetts State legislature (1827–1837). In 1848, after public service as Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education, Mann was elected to the United States House of Representatives (1848–1853) (wikipedia)