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AMOS BRONSON ALCOTT
American teacher, philosopher and reformer
(1799 - 1888)
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A friendship formed in childhood, in youth,--by happy accident at any stage of rising manhood,--becomes the genius that rules the rest of life.
      - [Friendship]

A good book is fruitful of other books; it perpetuates its fame from age to age, and makes eras in the lives of its readers.
      - [Books]

A good style fits like a good costume.
      - [Style]

A government for protecting the coarser interests of the body, business and bread only, is but a carcass, and soon falls, by its own corruption, to decay.
      - [Government]

A man defines his standing at the court of chastity by his views of women.
      - [Chastity]

A sip is the most than mortals are permitted from any goblet of delight.
      - [Delight]

"Agriculture, for an honorable and high-minded man," says Xenophon, "is the best of all occupations and arts by which men procure the means of living."
      - [Agriculture]

Civilization degrades the many to exalt the few.
      - [Civilization]

Cleanse the fountain if you would purify the streams.
      - [Purity]

Conversation is an abandonment to ideas, a surrender to persons.
      - [Conversation]

Debate is angular, conversation circular and radiant of the underlying unity.
      - [Conversation]

Debate is masculine; conversation feminine.
      - [Conversation]

Dignity of manner always conveys a sense of reserved force.
      - [Dignity]

Education may work wonders as well in warping the genius of individuals as in seconding it.
      - [Education]

Egotists cannot converse, they talk to themselves only.
      - [Conversation]

Enthusiasm imparts itself magnetically and fuses all into one happy and harmonious unity of feeling and sentiment.
      - [Enthusiasm]

Equanimity is the gem in virtue's chaplet, and St. Sweetness the loveliest in her calendar.
      - [Equanimity]

Every sin provokes its punishment.
      - [Sin]

Experience converts us to ourselves when books fail us.
      - [Experience]

Fine manners are the mantle of fair minds.
      - [Manners]

First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.
      - [Example]

Friends are the leaders of the bosom, being more ourselves than we are, and we complement our affections in theirs.
      - [Friends]

Friendship is a plant that loves the sun, thrives ill under clouds.
      - [Friendship]

Fullness is always quiet; agitation will answer for empty vessels only.
      - [Quiet]

Genius--the free and harmonious play of all the faculties of a human being.
      - [Genius]


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