Amos Bronson Alcott Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Amos Bronson Alcott quotes, Amos Bronson Alcott sayings, and Amos Bronson Alcott proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Nature is the armory of genius. Cities serve it poorly, books and colleges at second hand; the eye craves the spectacle of the horizon; of mountain, ocean, river and plain, the clouds and stars; actual contact with the elements, sympathy with the seasons as they rise and roll. Amos Bronson Alcott
Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well. Amos Bronson Alcott
First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others. Amos Bronson Alcott
The surest sign of age is loneliness. Amos Bronson Alcott
First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others. Amos Bronson Alcott
First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others. Amos Bronson Alcott
Success is sweet: the sweeter if long delayed and attained through manifold struggles and defeats. Amos Bronson Alcott
Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly. Amos Bronson Alcott
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. Amos Bronson Alcott
Without a mythology, faith is impersonal and heartless. Amos Bronson Alcott
None can teach admirably if not loving his task. Amos Bronson Alcott
Cities with all their advantages have something hostile to liberal learning, the seductions are so subtle and accost the senses so openly on all sides. Amos Bronson Alcott
All unrest is but the struggle of the soul to reassure herself of her inborn immortality. Amos Bronson Alcott
I consider it the best part of an education to have been born and brought up in the country. Amos Bronson Alcott
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
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
Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine. Amos Bronson Alcott
Debate is angular, conversation circular and radiant of the underlying unity. Amos Bronson Alcott
Prudence is the footprint of Wisdom. Amos Bronson Alcott
Equanimity is the gem in virtue's chaplet, and St. Sweetness the loveliest in her calendar. Amos Bronson Alcott
Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well. Amos Bronson Alcott
The less routine the more life. Amos Bronson Alcott
Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators. Amos Bronson Alcott
Our ideals are our better selves. Amos Bronson Alcott
Opposition strengthens the manly will. Amos Bronson Alcott
Every dogma embodies some shade of truth to give it seeming currency. Amos Bronson Alcott
We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes. Amos Bronson Alcott
A happy childhood is the pledge of a ripe manhood. Amos Bronson Alcott
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
Our dreams drench us in sense, and sense steeps us again in dreams. Amos Bronson Alcott