"Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Amos Bronson Alcott on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Amos Bronson Alcott on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Amos Bronson Alcott on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Amos Bronson Alcott on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Amos Bronson Alcott on Mark Twain
"To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age."
"While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be."
"A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay."
"Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams."
"We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes."