“The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth.”
“Educate your sons and daughters, send them to school, and show them that beside the cartridge box, the ballot box, and the jury box, you also have the knowledge box.”
“This then is the first duty of an educator: to stir up life but leave it free to develop.”
The test and the use of man’s education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of the conditions of men,—the balance wheel of the social machinery.
— Horace Mann, 19th-century American educator