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Horace Mann

1796-1859. U.S. educator, the first great American advocate of public education.

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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.

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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.

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A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.

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It is more difficult, and it calls for higher energies of soul, to live a martyr than to die one.

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

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Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise.

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

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Let the public mind become corrupt, and all efforts to secure property, liberty, or life by the force of laws written on paper will be as vain as putting up a sign in an apple orchard to exclude canker worms.

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Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.

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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.

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