"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."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Amos Bronson Alcott on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Amos Bronson Alcott on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Amos Bronson Alcott on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Amos Bronson Alcott on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Amos Bronson Alcott on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators."