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  • Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.
    A. Bronson Alcott [Amos Bronson Alcott] (1799-1888), U.S. educator, social reformer. "Sympathy," Table Talk (1877).

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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.
    A. Bronson Alcott [Amos Bronson Alcott] (1799-1888), U.S. educator, social reformer. The Dial (July 1840). "The Teacher," Orphic Sayings (1840).

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  • That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.
    A. Bronson Alcott [Amos Bronson Alcott] (1799-1888), U.S. educator, social reformer. "Books," bk. 1, Table Talk (1877).
  • One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
    A. Bronson Alcott [Amos Bronson Alcott] (1799-1888), U.S. educator, social reformer. "Quotation," bk. 1, Table Talk (1877).
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