Horace Mann Quotes (95 quotes)
Lectures on Education (1845 edition)
“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.”
As quoted in Excellent Quotations for Home and School (1890) by Julia B. Hoitt, p. 74
The Common School Journal, Vol. V, No. 18 (15 September 1843)
“Let us labor for that larger and larger comprehension of truth, that more and more thorough repudiation of error, which shall make the history of mankind a series of ascending developments.”
Thoughts (1867), p. 240
“Ten men have failed from defect in morals, where one has failed from defect in intellect.”
As quoted in Excellent Quotations for Home and School (1890) by Julia B. Hoitt, p. 73
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsHorace Mann
Born: May 4, 1796
Died: August 2, 1859 (aged 63)
Occupation: Educator, politician
Bio: Horace Mann was an American education reformer. As a politician he served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1827 to 1833. He served in the Massachusetts Senate from 1834 to 1837. In 1848, after serving as Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education since its creation, he was elected to the US House of Representatives.