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All Quotations / Quotations from Amos Bronson Alcott
Civilization degrades the many to exalt the few.
Devotees of grammatical studies have not been distinguished for any very remarkable felicities of expression.
No one is promiscuous in his way of dying. A man who has decided to hang himself will never jump in front of a train.
One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.
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.
"Preach the gospel at all times -- If necessary, use words."
Saint Francis of Assisi
"Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be carefully used and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of the citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government and one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible."
"Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid."
"What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness."
"A breeze, a forgotten summer, a smile, all can fit into a storefront window."