Education is the great equalizer quote
Quote by Horace Mann: “Education...beyond all other devices of human o...”
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In life you may be poor or rich, but death is the great equalizer. The greatest communism is in death. Howsoever you live, it makes no difference; death happens equally. In life, equality is impossible; in death, inequality is impossible. Become aware of it, contemplate it. Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery. I believe education is the great equalizer.
Horace Mann 4 May — 2 August was an American education reformer and abolitionist. Misattributed [ edit ] Evil and good are God's right hand and left. Philip James Bailey , in Festus , misattribution of this to Mann seems to have only started in recent years, on the internet. Much that we call evil is really good in disguises; and we should not quarrel rashly with adversities not yet understood, nor overlook the mercies often bound up in them. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago. You need not tell all the truth, unless to those who have a right to know it all, but let all you tell be truth.
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