Quotations by Mann, Horace


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.

Horace Mann (1796-1859) American educator
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A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering cold iron.

Horace Mann (1796-1859) American educator
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Quoted in The Eclectic Magazine, Vol. 8 (Jan-Jun 1868), and in The Myrtle, Vol. 24, #40 (30 Jan 1875)
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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 (1796-1859) American educator
Thoughts (1867)
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Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.

Horace Mann (1796-1859) American educator
Baccalaureate address, Antioch College, Ohio (1859)

Final public address.
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It has long seemed to me that it would be more honorable to our ancestors to praise them in words less, but in deeds, to imitate them more.

Horace Mann (1796-1859) American educator
Speech, Boston (4 Jul 1842)
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He who shuts out truth, by the same act opens the door to all the error that supplies its place. Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.

Horace Mann (1796-1859) American educator
Speech, US House of Representatives (23 Feb 1849)
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