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Horace Mann
 
Date of birth: 04 May 1796
Date of death: 02 August 1859
Country Of Origin: America
Profession:

Abolitionist

Biography:
    : This article is about an early leader in education; for other uses of the name see Horace Mann (disambiguation). Horace Mann (May 4, 1796 – August 2, 1859) was an United States education reformer and abolitionist. He was a brother-in-law to author Nathaniel Hawthorne, since their wives were sisters.
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Mann was born in Franklin, Massachusetts. His childhood and youth were passed in poverty, and hi .... (More...)
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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.

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

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

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

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Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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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