Best Collection of Karl G. Maeser Quotes

Karl G. Maeser, American Educator ( January 16, 1828 - February 15, 1901 )

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Be yourself, but always your better self.~Karl G. Maeser

Be Yourself Self Yourself

Place me behind prison walls - walls of stone ever so high, ever so thick, reaching ever so far into the ground. There is a possibility that in some way or another I may be able to escape. But stand me on that floor and draw a chalk line around me and have me give my word of honor never to cross it. Can I get out of that circle? No. Never.~Karl G. Maeser

May Honor Me

No man shall be more exacting of me or my conduct than I am of myself.~Karl G. Maeser

Myself Man I Am

There is a Mount Sinai for every child of God if he only knows where to find it.~Karl G. Maeser

God Child Find

Not only will you be held accountable for the things you do, but you will be held responsible for the very thoughts you think.~Karl G. Maeser

Thoughts You Think

Make the wise man within you your living ideal.~Karl G. Maeser

Wise Man Wise Man

He who cheats others is a knave, but he who cheats himself is a fool.~Karl G. Maeser

Fool Others Himself

I would rather trust my child to a serpent than to a teacher who does not believe in God.~Karl G. Maeser

Teacher Trust God