"We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."Amos Bronson Alcott on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Amos Bronson Alcott on Michael Jordan
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."Amos Bronson Alcott on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Amos Bronson Alcott on Abraham Lincoln
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."Amos Bronson Alcott on Steve Jobs
"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."