Horace Mann Quote

The intellectual and moral nature of man is the one thing precious in the sight of God; and therefore, until this nature is cultivated, and enlightened, and purified, neither opulence, nor power, nor learning, nor genius, nor domestic sanctity, nor the holiness of God's altars, can ever be safe. Until the immortal and god-like capacities of every being that comes into the world are deemed more worthy, are watched more tenderly than any other thing, no dynasty of men, or form of government, can stand, or shall stand, upon the face of the earth; and the force or the fraud which would seek to uphold them, shall be but "as fetters of flax to bind the flame."


p. 183 - Thoughts Selected from the Writings of Horace Mann (1872)

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The intellectual and moral nature of man is the one thing precious in the sight of God; and therefore, until this nature is cultivated, and...

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The intellectual and moral nature of man is the one thing precious in the sight of God; and therefore, until this nature is cultivated, and...

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The intellectual and moral nature of man is the one thing precious in the sight of God; and therefore, until this nature is cultivated, and...

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The intellectual and moral nature of man is the one thing precious in the sight of God; and therefore, until this nature is cultivated, and...