Amos Bronson Alcott - Quotes

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Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.

Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.

The less routine the more life.

The less routine the more life.

A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.

A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.

Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats. ---->>>

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.

First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.

First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.

To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant. ---->>>

Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well.

Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well.

Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.

Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.

While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.

While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.

A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay. ---->>>

Our ideals are our better selves.

Our ideals are our better selves.

Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine. ---->>>

We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.

We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.

Our dreams drench us in sense, and sense steeps us again in dreams.

Our dreams drench us in sense, and sense steeps us again in dreams.

That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit. ---->>>

Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man. ---->>>

Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators.

Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators.

Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture. ---->>>

One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well. ---->>>

Who knows, the mind has the key to all things besides. ---->>>

Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response.

Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response.

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: November 29, 1799
Birthplace: Wolcott, Connecticut
Die: March 4, 1888
Occupation: Educator
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Amos Bronson Alcott (; November 29, 1799 – March 4, 1888) was an American teacher, writer, philosopher, and reformer. As an educator, Alcott pioneered new ways of interacting with young students, focusing on a conversational style, and avoided traditional punishment. He hoped to perfect the human spirit and, to that end, advocated a vegan diet before the term was coined (wikipedia)