Life of Horace Mann

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Walker, Fuller,, 1865 - Education - 602 pages
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Page 464 - I beseech you remember, it is an article 'of your church covenant, that you be ready to receive whatever truth shall be made known to you from the written word of God.
Page 301 - SLAVERY is so vile and miserable an estate of man, and so directly opposite to the generous temper and courage of our nation, that it is hardly to be* conceived that an " Englishman," much less a " gentleman,
Page 464 - I cannot sufficiently bewail the condition of the reformed Churches, who are come to a period in religion, and will go at present no further than the instruments of their reformation.
Page 107 - If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
Page 202 - I have seen the teacher catch up the child in his arms and embrace him, as though he were not able to contain his joy. At another time, I have seen a teacher actually clap his hands with delight at a bright reply; and all this has been done so naturally and so unaffectedly as to excite no other feeling in the residue of the children than a desire, by the same means, to win the same caresses. What person worthy of being called by the name, or of sustaining the sacred relation of a parent, would not...
Page 83 - ... collect information of the actual condition and efficiency of the common schools and other means of popular education; and diffuse as widely as possible throughout every part of the Commonwealth, information of the most approved and successful methods of arranging the studies and conducting the education of the young...
Page 377 - ... people of this country, who supposes that a feeling of this kind is to be trifled with or despised. It will assuredly cause itself to be respected. It may be reasoned with; it may be made willing, I believe it is entirely willing, to...
Page 534 - Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural ; and afterwards that which is spiritual.
Page 142 - This institution is the greatest discovery ever made by man : we repeat it, the common school is the greatest discovery ever made by man. In two grand, characteristic attributes, it is supercminent over all others : first, in its universality, for it is capacious enough to receive and cherish in its parental bosom every child that comes into the world ; and, second, in the timeliness of the aid it proffers, — its early, seasonable supplies of counsel and guidance making security antedate danger....
Page 22 - ... that smoothed his pillow, and administered to his helplessness? Oh! there is an enduring tenderness in the love of a mother to a son, that transcends all other affections of the heart. It is neither to be chilled by selfishness, nor daunted by danger, nor weakened by worthlessness, nor stifled by ingratitude. She will sacrifice every comfort to his convenience; she will surrender every pleasure to his enjoyment; she will glory...

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