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 (1799-1888) American transcendentalist, teacher, writer
Orphic Sayings, “The Teacher” (1840)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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