Amos Bronson Alcott

Amos Bronson
Alcott
1799
1888

American Educator, Writer, Philosopher and Reformer

Author Quotes

Love is a great beautifier.

Love designs, thought sketches, action sculptures the works of spirit. Love is divine, conceiving, creating, completing, all things. Love is the Genius of Spirit.

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

Every man’s ideas, sentiments, senses, are individual revelations of the Infinite and Spiritual. United, these are the Revealed Will and Truth of God. But then, each sees only that which his own being displays to him, and shutteth his eye to the rest.

Enthusiasm is the glory and hope of the world.

Yet the deepest truths are best read between the lines, and, for the most part, refuse to be written.

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.

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

The less of routine, the more of life.

Nature is thought immersed in matter.

Ideas, when vented in a book, carry with them a kind of dignity and certainty which awe many into implicit belief.

We mount to heaven mostly in the ruins of our cherished schemes, finding our failures were successes.

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

Many can argue; not many converse.

Travel makes all men countrymen, makes people noblemen and kings, every man tasting of liberty and dominion.

We mount to heaven mostly on the ruins of our cherished schemes, finding our failures were successes.

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

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

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

Time is one's best friend, teaching best of all the wisdom of silence.

Civilization degrades the many to exalt the few.

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

Truth is sensitive and jealous of the least encroachment upon its sacredness.

When one becomes indifferent to women, to children, to young people, he may know that he is superannuated, and has withdrawn from whatsoever is sweetest and purest in human existence.

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

Author Picture
First Name
Amos Bronson
Last Name
Alcott
Birth Date
1799
Death Date
1888
Bio

American Educator, Writer, Philosopher and Reformer