Horace Mann Quotes

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. Horace Mann

Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen. Horace Mann

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

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

Observation – activity of both eyes and ears. Horace Mann

One thing I certainly never was made for, and that is to put principles on and off at the dictation of a party, as a lackey changes his livery at his master’s command. Horace Mann

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. Horace Mann