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Inspirational quotes from 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.

Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago.

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.

If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it.

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

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

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

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

Character is what God and the angels know of us; reputation is what men and women think of us.

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

It is more difficult, and it calls for higher energies of soul, to live a martyr than to die one.