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Amos Bronson Alcott Quotes

(1799-1888), American Educator, Social Reformer

The surest sign of age is loneliness.

Category: Age And Aging

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

Category: Age And Aging

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

Category: Analysis

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

Category: Books And Reading

Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.

Category: Conversation

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

Category: Dreams

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.

Category: Family

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

Category: Friends And Friendship

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

Category: Government

Our ideals are our better selves.

Category: Ideals And Idealism

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

Category: Ignorance

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

Category: Learning

The less routine the more life.

Category: Life And Living

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

Category: Mothers

Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response.

Category: Persuasion