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Amos Bronson Alcott – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Amos Bronson Alcott

 

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

– Amos Bronson Alcott


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

– Amos Bronson Alcott


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

– Amos Bronson Alcott


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

– Amos Bronson Alcott


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

– Amos Bronson Alcott


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

– Amos Bronson Alcott


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.

– Amos Bronson Alcott


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

– Amos Bronson Alcott


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

– Amos Bronson Alcott


Our ideals are our better selves.

– Amos Bronson Alcott


The less routine the more life.

– Amos Bronson Alcott


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

– Amos Bronson Alcott


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

– Amos Bronson Alcott


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

– Amos Bronson Alcott


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.

– Amos Bronson Alcott


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