"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."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."Amos Bronson Alcott on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."Amos Bronson Alcott on Albert Einstein
"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."Amos Bronson Alcott on Confucius
"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."Amos Bronson Alcott on Swami Vivekananda
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."Amos Bronson Alcott on John Steinbeck
"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."