Horace Mann Quotes

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

Horace Mann

Teaching isn't one-tenth as effective as training.

Horace Mann

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

Virtue is an angel, but she is a blind one, and must ask Knowledge to show her the pathway that leads to her goal.

Horace Mann

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

Genius may conceive but patient labor must consummate

Horace Mann

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.

Horace Mann

Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.

Horace Mann

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

Horace Mann

Affectation hides three times as many virtues as charity does sins

Horace Mann

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

Horace Mann

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

Horace Mann

Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care.

Horace Mann

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

Horace Mann

If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it.

Horace Mann

Observation-activity of both eyes and ears.

Horace Mann

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