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
(Attributed)

Quoted in The Eclectic Magazine, Vol. 8 (Jan-Jun 1868), and in The Myrtle, Vol. 24, #40 (30 Jan 1875)
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  1. Hugh Hyatt says:

    Could this be a misattribution? I found the identical passage in Henry Ward Beecher’s /Eyes and Ears/ (1862), a collection of his columns in the /New York Ledger/ called “Thoughts as they Occur, by one who keeps his Eyes and Ears open”. See pp. 155-156 here: http://bit.ly/2rFLDCJ.

  2. Hugh Hyatt says:

    Never mind. That was a different quote that I don’t think I got from you! (I wonder where I /did/ get it!)

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