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Amos Bronson Alcott
November 29, 1799 - March 4, 1888
Nationality: American
Category: Educator
Subcategory: American Educator

Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.


The less routine the more life.


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


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


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


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

    Topics: Business

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


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


Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams.


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


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


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


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


Our ideals are our better selves.


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


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


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

    Topics: Age

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


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-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.


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