A Quote by Amos Bronson Alcott on distrust, guidance, influence, self, spirit, and teachers

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.

Amos Bronson Alcott (1799 - 1888)

Source: "Orphic Sayings," "The Teacher," 1840.

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