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

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

Related topics: Education

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

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

 

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

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

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Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.
- Horace Mann

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing
a human being to a purpose.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

Every human life contains a potential,
if that potential is not fulfilled,
then that life was wasted...
- Carl Jung

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive
and potentially orderly and constructive.
- Margaret Mead

The human spirit ranges across a truly amazing
diversity of experiences and emotions -
the highest peaks and the lowest valleys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Divine love will meet all human needs
- Mary Baker Eddy

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

My own gratitude list begins with health, family, friends,
and the beauty around me - from the butterflies and rainbows,
to the dolphins, to the birds, to the works produced by the human hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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