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Quotation by A. Bronson Alcott
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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