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

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 Teacher Quotes

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

Amos Bronson Alcott Success Quote

Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength not my weakness.

Amos Bronson Alcott Strength Quote

The less routine the more life.

Amos Bronson Alcott Life Quote

Our ideals are our better selves.

Amos Bronson Alcott Inspirational Quote

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

Amos Bronson Alcott Home Quote

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

Amos Bronson Alcott Friendship Quote

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 Family Quote

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

Amos Bronson Alcott Failure Quote

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

Amos Bronson Alcott Experience Quote