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Amos Bronson Alcott Quotes and Sayings
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While one finds company in himself and his pursuits,
he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Related topics: Age

Where there is a mother in the home,
matters go well.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful,
kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Thought means life, since those who do not think so
do not live in any high or real sense.
Thinking makes the man.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

 

Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family
as its center and ornament,
and this paradise is not secure until children appear
to animate and complete the picture.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Our ideals are our better selves.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

The less routine the more life.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

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A government, for protecting business only,
is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength,
not my weakness.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us,
if we take them tenderly and truly.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Observation more than books and experience more than persons,
are the prime educators.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans,
finding our failures were successes.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Who knows, the mind has the key to all things besides.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

That is a good book which is opened with expectation,
and closed with delight and profit.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten
through many struggles and defeats.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind,
and finds the readiest response.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

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.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon PHOTO

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl
is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
- Albert Einstein

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Stand with anybody that stands right,
stand with him while he is right
and part with him when he goes wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

There is danger that we lose sight of
what our friend is absolutely,
while considering what she is to us alone.
- Henry David Thoreau

Hatred freezes hearts, while love warms them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

So long as we are loved by others,
I would almost say that we are indispensable;
and no man is useless while he has a friend.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Heroes act in spite of their fear,
while the rest of us act because of our fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

If we want to direct our lives,
we must take control of our consistent actions.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives,
but what we do consistently.
- Anthony Robbins

Guilt is about actions or behavior;
while shame is about the self.
- "Dr. Sanity"

While they were saying among themselves
it cannot be done, it was done.
- Helen Keller

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing,
while others judge us by what we have already done.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Celebrate! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer, while
Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is its own road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

Gratitude is the prayer,
while Celebration is the song and the dance of praise.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I strive toward my vision,
while accepting gratefully whatever life offers me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who can suffer while roses bloom
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Falling out of love is very enlightening.
For a short while you see the world with new eyes.
- Iris Murdoch

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

Strike while the iron is hot.
- Proverb

For those who do not think,
it is best at least to rearrange
their prejudices once in a while.
- Luther Burbank

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips,
be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Smell the smells, feel the fear,
and smile at the incoherent way
life runs us in circles
while inscribing the real lessons
in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Look at this butterfly, so beautiful, so delicate.
I can enjoy this butterfly from a distance,
but if I touched her, she would die.
While not quite as delicate as butterflies,
people also need private space and private time
away from the demands of the world -
even away from the attentions of those
with whom they are most bonded.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I was wise enough to never grow up
while fooling most people into believing I had.
- Margaret Mead

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

The "stories" we choose to tell about our past
are never what a video camera would have recorded.
We can tell a sad story or a happy story,
and neither story is either
more accurate or "better" than the other story.
The difference is that one story causes us to suffer,
while the other brings us joy. I choose joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Death is not the greatest loss in life.
The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
- Norman Cousins

The very nature of the world is constant change.
You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it;
then the assumptions on which you
based your plan change - they always do.
The challenge is to retain your goals
while adapting your tactics.
Relax and stay flexible in order to reach
your goals and maintain your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

Thoughts come clearly while one walks.
- Thomas Mann

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

While I thought that I was learning how to live,
I have been learning how to die.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I have been through various fitness regimes.
I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while.
- Sting

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first,
and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
- Red Auerbach

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people
couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
- Kin Hubbard

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

I would never kill a living thing, although I probably
have inadvertently while driving automobiles.
- Don Van Vliet

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling
billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty,
while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
- Kofi Annan

A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed,
but while it holds good
it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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