Amos Bronson Alcott

Amos Bronson Alcott
Amos Bronson Alcott
  • Born: November 29, 1799
  • Died: March 4, 1888
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Educator, Writer

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Amos Bronson Alcott was an American teacher, writer, philosopher, and reformer. As an educator, Alcott pioneered new ways of interacting with young students, focusing on a conversational style, and avoided traditional punishment. He hoped to perfect the human spirit and, to that end, advocated a vegan diet before the term was coined. He was also an abolitionist and an advocate for women's rights.

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A government, … protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay. Corruption
Civilization degrades the many to exalt the few Miscellaneous
Our freer, but yet far from freed, land is the asylum, if asylum there be, for the hope of man. Freedom & Liberty
Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness. Miscellaneous
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence . Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
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. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay. Government ;Business, Commerce & Finance
A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.
First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.
Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
Our dreams drench us in sense, and sense steeps us again in dreams.
Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly. Friendship
Our ideals are our better selves. Inspiration
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. Society ;Families, Children & Parenting
Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats. Success
That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.
The less routine the more life. Life
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. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man. Life
To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes. Failure
Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well.
While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
Who knows, the mind has the key to all things besides.
Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response. Communication & Communications