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Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Like birds of passage, the instincts drift the soul adventurously beyond the horizon of sensible things, as if intent on convoying it to the mother country from whence it had flown.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “The eyes have a property in things and territories not named in any title-deeds, and are the owners of our choicest possessions.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Enthusiasm is essential to the successful attainment of any high endeavor.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Genius – the free and harmonious play of all the faculties of a human being.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “An age deficient in idealism has ever been one of immorality and superficial attainment, since without the sense of ideas, nobility of character becomes of rare attainment, if possible.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Right is the royal ruler alone; and he who rules with least restraint comes nearest to empire.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Time ripens the substance of a life as the seasons mellow and perfect its fruits. The best apples fall latest and keep longest.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Wherever comes man comes tragedy and comedy also.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Where women are, the better things are implied if not spoken.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Man must have some recognized stake in society and affairs to knit him lovingly to his kind, or he is wont to revenge himself for wrongs real or imagined.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “The books that charmed us in youth recall the delight ever afterwards; we are hardly persuaded there are any like them, any deserving our equal affections.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “A chaste generation would restore Paradise.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Evil is retributive: every trespass slips fetters on the will, holds the soul in durance till contrition and repentance restore it to liberty.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Heaven trims our lamps while we sleep.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Genius has oftenest been the pariah of his time, the unhoused god whom none cared for, unnamed till they whom he first promoted, enriched and honored, found it honorable to own their benefactor.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “One must espouse some pursuit, taking it kindly at heart and with enthusiasm.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “A birthday is a good time to begin a new; throwing away the old habits, as you would old clothes, and never putting them again.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “An author who sets his reader on sounding the depths of his own thoughts serves him best.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “My favorite books have a personality and complexion as distinctly drawn as if the author’s portrait were framed into the paragraphs and smiled upon me as I read his illustrated pages.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Who knows, the mind has the key to all things besides.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Friendship is a plant that loves the sun, thrives ill under clouds.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “One does not see his thought distinctly till it is reflected in the image of another’s.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Enthusiasm imparts itself magnetically and fuses all into one happy and harmonious unity of feeling and sentiment.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “If the ancients left us ideas, to our credit be it spoken that we moderns are building houses for them – structures which neither Plato nor Archimedes had dreamed possible.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “None can teach admirably if not loving his task.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “A good style fits like a good costume.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Ideas in the head set hands about their several tasks.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “The best teachers don’t allow their own personal views to influence their teaching.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “As education becomes inclusive, introspective, cosmic, promoting whole populations to power and privilege, it enthrones a vast, invisible, personal rule over the common mind.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “One must be rich in thought and character to owe nothing to books, though preparation is necessary to profitable reading; and the less reading is better than more; – book-struck men are of all readers least wise, however knowing or learned.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “The mind is fast emancipating itself from the dominion of man and of matter. It has let loose fearful forces on the world.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Truth is inclusive of all the virtues, is older than sects and schools, and, like charity, more ancient than mankind.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Man is a living lie – a bitter jest Upon himself – a conscious grain of sand Lost in a desert of unconsciousness.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Many can argue – not many converse.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Your real influence is measured by your treatment of yourself.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “There is virtue in country houses, in gardens and orchards, in fields, streams and groves, in rustic recreations and plain manners, that neither cities nor universities enjoy.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “I consider it the best part of an education to have been born and brought up in the country.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “All unrest is but the struggle of the soul to reassure herself of her inborn immortality.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “A sip is the most than mortals are permitted from any goblet of delight.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Every sin provokes its punishment.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Civilization degrades many in order to exalt the few.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Memory marks the horizon of our consciousness, imagination its zenith.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “A man defines his standing at the court of chastity by his views of women.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “The wisest and best are repulsive, if they are characterized by repulsive manners. Politeness is an easy virtue, costs little, and has great purchasing power.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Truth is sensitive and jealous of the least encroachment upon its sacredness.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Nor do we accept, as genuine the person not characterized by this blushing bashfulness, this youthfulness of heart, this sensibility to the sentiment of suavity and self-respect. Modesty is bred of self-reverence. Fine manners are the mantle of fair minds. None are truly great without this ornament.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Life is one, religion one, creeds are many and diverse.”
Amos Bronson Alcott Quote: “Action and blood now get the game. Disdain treads on the peaceful name.”
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