Quotes by Amos Bronson Alcott

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The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.
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Devotees of grammatical studies have not been distinguished for any very remarkable felicities of expression.
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To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of ignorance.
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Sleep on your writing; take a walk over it; scrutinize it of a morning; review it of an afternoon; digest it after a meal; let it sleep in your drawer a twelvemonth; never venture a whisper about it to your friend, if he be an author especially.
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That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.
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