Horace Mann Quotes

Be sincere; be simple in words, manners and gestures. Amuse as well as instruct. If you can make a man laugh, you can make him think and make him like and believe you.

Do not think of knocking out anothers 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.

Observation – activity of both eyes and ears.

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

Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.

A house without books is like room without windows.

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.

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. It is wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes […]

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.

Affectation hides three times as many virtues as charity does sins.