Amos Bronson Alcott Quotes

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

Amos Bronson Alcott

Agriculture, for an honorable and high-minded man," says Xenophon, "is the best of all occupations and arts by which men procure the means of living.

Amos Bronson Alcott

The eyes have a property in things and territories not named in any title-deeds, and are the owners of our choicest possessions.

Amos Bronson Alcott

Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps, Perennial pleasures plants, and wholesome harvest reaps.

Amos Bronson Alcott

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

Amos Bronson Alcott

The less routine the more life.

Amos Bronson Alcott

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

Amos Bronson Alcott

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

Amos Bronson Alcott

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

Many can argue; not many converse

Amos Bronson Alcott

Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.

Amos Bronson Alcott

Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps.

Amos Bronson Alcott
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