Amos Bronson Alcott Quotes

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

Strength Quotes, Weakness Quotes

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

Life Quotes, Thought Quotes, Thinking Quotes

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

Success Quotes


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

Success Quotes, Failure Quotes, Heaven Quotes

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

Experience Quotes, Observation Quotes

Who knows, the mind has the key to all things besides.

Mind Quotes

The less routine the more life.

Life Quotes

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

Influence Quotes

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.

Trust Quotes, Influence Quotes

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

Ignorance Quotes

Our ideals are our better selves.

Ideals Quotes

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

Hope Quotes, Heart Quotes

Our dreams drench us in sense, and sense steeps us again in dreams.

Dreams Quotes

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.

Children Quotes

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

Profit Quotes

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

Company Quotes

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

Business Quotes