Book Quote: Horace Mann

Horace Mann
Quote from Horace Mann, an American politician who established public schools in the US. (Readers in the UK note – public schools in the US are unlike UK public schools, being more like state schools and available to all.)

More of my favourite book quotes:

Jane Austen

Lewis Carroll

Tennyson

Erasmus

Reading Quotes: Erasmus on Books

erasmus buys books

Desiderius Erasmus, 1469 – 1536, was a key figure in the Renaissance and the Reformation, criticising the corruption of the Church and Pope of his time. A priest and scholar, the illegitimate son of a priest from Rotterdam, he translated the Greek New Testament into Latin. During a long visit to England where he met Thomas More, he lectured at Cambridge. Among his works was “In Praise of Folly,” an attack on superstition and the Church.