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Horace Mann
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As quoted in Many Thoughts of Many Minds : A Treasury Of Quotations From The Literature Of Every Land And Every Age (1896) edited by Louis Klopsch
Horace Mann
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As quoted in Every Other Sunday Vol. 23 (1907) by The Unitarian Sunday-School Society, p. 19
Horace Mann
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Thoughts Selected from the Writings of Horace Mann (1872)


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Born: May 4, 1796

Died: August 2, 1859 (aged 63)

Nationality: American

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.

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