Amos Bronson Alcott
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"Amos Bronson Alcott" was an American teacher, writer, philosopher, and reformer. As an educator, Alcott pioneered new ways of interacting with young students, focusing on a conversational style, and avoided traditional punishment. He hoped to perfect the human spirit and, to that end, advocated a veganism/vegan diet before the term was coined. He was also an Abolitionism in the United States/abolitionist and an advocate for women's rights.

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To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.

Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well.

One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.

Many can argue; not many converse.

Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.

Devotees of grammatical studies have not been distinguished for any very remarkable felicities of expression.

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

Civilization degrades the many to exalt the few.

Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.

That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.

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.