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.— Horace Mann
The most stunning Horace Mann quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
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.
Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both.
To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
A house without books is like a room without windows.
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
Where a love of natural beauty has been cultivated, all nature becomes a stupendous gallery, as much superior in form and in coloring to the choicest collections of human art, as the heavens are broader and loftier than the Louvre or the Vatican.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.
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.
If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it.
Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.
A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.
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.
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.
It is more difficult, and it calls for higher energies of soul, to live a martyr than to die one.
Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.
Education is a capital to the poor man, and an interest to the rich man.
There may be frugality which is not economy.
A community, that withholds the means of education from its children, withholds the bread of life and starves their souls.
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 one's self.
We must be purposely kind and generous, or we miss the best part of existence. The heart that goes out of itself, gets large and full of joy. This is the great secret of the inner life. We do ourselves the most good doing something for others.
Above all, let the poor hang up the amulet of temperance in their homes.
In what pagan nation was Moloch ever propitiated by such an unbroken and swift-moving procession of victims as are offered to this Moloch of Christendom, intemperance.
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread each day, and at last we cannot break it.
Astronomy is one of the sublimest fields of human investigation.
The mind that grasps its facts and principles receives something of the enlargement and grandeur belonging to the science itself. It is a quickener of devotion.
Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care.
Under the sublime law of progress, the present outgrows the past.
The great heart of humanity is heaving with the hopes of a brighter day. All the higher instincts of our nature prophesy its approach; and the best intellects of the race are struggling to turn that prophecy into fulfilment.
Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.
New constellations of truth are daily discovered in the firmament of knowledge, and new stars are daily shining forth in each constellation.
The false man is more false to himself than to any one else.
He may despoil others, but himself is the chief loser. The world's scorn he might sometimes forget, but the knowledge of his own perfidy is undying.
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.
Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.
Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.
On entering this world our starting-point is ignorance. None, however, but idiots remain there.
Observation - activity of both eyes and ears.
You may as well borrow a person's money as his time.
It is well to think well. It is divine to act well.
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.
Great books are written for Christianity much oftener than great deeds are done for it. City libraries tell us of the reign of Jesus Christ but city streets tell us of the reign of Satan.
Every school boy and school girl who has arrived at the age of reflection ought to know something about the history of the art of printing.
The earth flourishes, or is overrun with noxious weeds and brambles, as we apply or withhold the cultivating hand. So fares it with the intellectual system of man.
Ten men have failed from defect in morals, where one has failed from defect in intellect.
You may be liberal in your praise where praise is due: it costs nothing; it encourages much.
Affectation hides three times as many virtues as charity does sins.
We go by the major vote, and if the majority are insane, the sane must go to the hospital.
It would be more honourable to our distinguished ancestors to praise them in words less, but in deeds to imitate them more.
True glory is a flame lighted at the skies.
Temptation is a fearful word. It indicates the beginning of a possible series of infinite evils. It is the ringing of an alarm bell, whose melancholy sounds may reverberate through eternity. Like the sudden, sharp cry of "Fire!" under our windows by night, it should rouse us to instantaneous action, and brace every muscle to its highest tension.
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.