Amos Bronson Alcott

1799 - 1888

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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A Quote by Amos Bronson Alcott on books, expectation, good, and profit

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

Amos Bronson Alcott (1799 - 1888)

Source: Table Talk, 1877

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A Quote by Amos Bronson Alcott on idealism

Our ideals are our better selves.

Amos Bronson Alcott (1799 - 1888)

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A Quote by Amos Bronson Alcott on ignorance

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

Amos Bronson Alcott (1799 - 1888)

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A Quote by Amos Bronson Alcott on company

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

Amos Bronson Alcott (1799 - 1888)

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A Quote by Amos Bronson Alcott on inspiration

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

Amos Bronson Alcott (1799 - 1888)

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A Quote by Amos Bronson Alcott on friendship and world

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

Amos Bronson Alcott (1799 - 1888)

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