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...and regenerating the school system of Massachusetts, and by so doing the whole U. S. The influence was not confined to this country alone, but spread to Europe.
"In 1852, while a member of the U. S. Congress, Horace Mann, received on the same day the nomination by a political party for governor of Massachusetts and president of Antioch College." He could not refuse a position that gave him such an opportunity to help those seeking after knowledge. His advice to his students was:Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity." In his last illness he asked his doctor how long he had to live. On being told three hours, he replied, "I still have something to do." As we left the town of Yellow Springs, slumbering beneath her aged trees, we thought of these significant words of this great man: "Lost somewhere between sunrise and sunset two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever."
Suddenly from its lofty station in the tower the clock chimed the hours... Mann, Horace
Source: HORACE MANN, baccalaureate address, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1859.Life and Works of Horace Mann, ed. Mrs. Mary Mann, vol. 1, p. 575 .The motivating principle of Manns life was nowhere better or more clearly expressed than in the oft-quoted words with which he closed his last Commencement address at Antioch College.Dictionary of American Biography, vol. 6, p. 243. Mann died a few weeks later. He had served in Congress 18481853. · Excerpt from See America First · This quote is about victory · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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