Amos Bronson Alcott

Amos Bronson Alcott

American educator and social reformer

Lived from: 1799-1888

Quotes: Amos Bronson Alcott

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    First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.
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    One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
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    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.
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    A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
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    A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.
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    Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.
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    Many can argue, not many converse.
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    Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators.
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    Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams.
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    Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
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    Our ideals are our better selves.
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    Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.
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    Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.
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    That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.
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    The less routine the more life.
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