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Amos Bronson Alcott
(1799-1888) born on
Nov 29
US teacher, philosopher, reformer. He started several innovative schools and wrote "Conversations with Children on the Gospels," 1836-37.
         
   
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Observation more than books, experience rather than persons, are the prime educators.

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Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.
A
First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.
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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.
K
Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: In "Poor Man's College Quotations Collection," ed. Sidney Madwed, AAPEX software, 1994.
A: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
N: "Orphic Sayings," "The Teacher," 1840.
K: "Table Talk," "Sympathy," 1877.
   


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