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Character is what God and the angels know of us; reputation is what men and women think of us.
We put things in order - God does the rest. Lay an iron bar east and west, it is not magnetized. Lay it north and south and it is.
He who never sacrificed a present to a future good, or a personal to a general one, can speak of happiness only as the blind speak of color.
- Horace Mann | Happiness Quotes
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 | One Day Quotes
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 | One Day Quotes
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
- Horace Mann | One Day Quotes
False conclusions which have been reasoned out are infinitely worse than blind impulse.
- Horace Mann | Decisions Quotes
He who never sacrificed a present to a future good, or a personal to a general one, can speak of happiness only as the blind speak of color.
- Horace Mann | Goals Quotes
Schoolhouses are the republican line of fortifications.
- Horace Mann | Education Quotes
To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.
- Horace Mann | Philanthropy Quotes
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 | Punctuality Quotes
The object of punishment is, prevention from evil; it never can be made impulsive to good.
- Horace Mann | Punishment Quotes
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
- Horace Mann | Teaching Quotes
Virtue is an angel, but she is a blind one, and must ask of Knowledge to show her the pathway that leads to her goal.
- Horace Mann | Virtue Quotes
Avoid witticisms at the expense of Others.
- Horace Mann | Wit Quotes

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