May 4

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Quotes of the day from previous years:
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. ~ eden ahbez
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. ~ Horace Mann (born 4 May 1796)
Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing. I have only begun to learn content and peace of mind since I have resolved at all risks to do this. ~ T. H. Huxley (born 4 May 1825)
The life, the fortune, and the happiness of every one of us, and, more or less, of those who are connected with us, do depend upon our knowing something of the rules of a game infinitely more difficult and complicated than chess. It is a game which has been played for untold ages, every man and woman of us being one of the two players in a game of his or her own. The chessboard is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient. But also we know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance. ~ T. H. Huxley
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering cold iron. ~ Horace Mann (born May 4)


To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike. ~ Horace Mann (born May 4)

  • 3 because everyone can feel sympathy or pity towards something. But to try and relieve it is truly remarkable. Zarbon 15:30, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki 20:25, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 13:51, 3 May 2008 (UTC)