A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them.
Resolve to edge in a little reading each day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.
Horace Mann (1796-1859) was committed to educational reform in the United States. One of his most passionate causes was for the establishment of universal public education for America’s children.