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Generosity during life is a very different thing from
by Horace Mann

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

A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
- Horace Mann

A house without books is like a room without windows.
- Horace Mann

If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth,
and he will find both.
- Horace Mann

 

Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset,
two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes.
No reward is offered for they are gone forever.
- Horace Mann

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

Education is our only political safety.
Outside of this ark all is deluge.
- Horace Mann

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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.
- Horace Mann

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.
- Horace Mann

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

It is well to think well; it is divine to act well.
- Horace Mann

Much that we call evil is really good in disguises;
and we should not quarrel rashly with adversities not yet understood,
nor overlook the mercies often bound up in them.
- Horace Mann

Two golden hours somewhere between sunrise and sunset.
Both are set with 60 diamond minutes.
No reward is offered.
They are gone forever.
- Horace Mann

Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both.
- Horace Mann

Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.
- Horace Mann

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.
- Horace Mann

If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay,
why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable,
but is also remediable.
- Horace Mann

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

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

To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.
- Horace Mann

Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.
- Horace Mann

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.
- Horace Mann

Evil and good are God's right hand and left.
- Horace Mann

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

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

Resolve to edge in a little reading every day,
if it is but a single sentence.
If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself
felt at the end of the year.
- Horace Mann

When a child can be brought to tears,
and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance
he needs no chastisement.
When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their
conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.
- Horace Mann

A Single Generosity Enlarges the World.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is an exciting business,
and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Judgment and weariness are foes to service and generosity.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

Giving is the highest expression of our power.
- Vivian Greene

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
- Mother Teresa

A gift consists not in what is done or given,
but in the intention of the giver or doer.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one has ever become poor by giving.
- Anne Frank

We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give.
- Winston Churchill

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

In our willingness to give that which we seek,
we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.
- Deepak Chopra

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
- Helen Keller

You can't get unless you give.
And you have to give without wanting to get.
- Theodore H. White

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer

It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.
- Mother Teresa

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

The only wealth which you will keep forever
is the wealth you have given away.
- Marcus Aurelius

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- Anne Frank

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

You can never love without giving.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Your greatest gift to others is to be happy
and to radiate your happiness to the entire world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

From what we get, we can make a living:
what we give, however makes a life.
- Arthur Ashe

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You can give without loving,
but you can never love without giving.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world
remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.
The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over
and let the beautiful stuff out.
- Ray Bradbury

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The only gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For it is in giving that we receive.
- St. Francis of Assisi


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