"Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Amos Bronson Alcott on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Amos Bronson Alcott on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Amos Bronson Alcott on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Amos Bronson Alcott on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Amos Bronson Alcott on Ernest Hemingway
"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."