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Louisa May Alcott quotes: I don't worry about the storms, I am learning to sail my own ship. I don't worry about the storms, I am learning to sail my own ship.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: I sell my children, and though they feed me, they don't love me as hers do. I sell my children, and though they feed me, they don't love me as hers do.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: If Jo is a tomboy and Amy a goose, what If Jo is a tomboy and Amy a goose, what
Louisa May Alcott quotes: The girls put their wits to work, and - necessity being the mother of invention - made whatever they needed. The girls put their wits to work, and - necessity being the mother of invention - made whatever they needed.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: I did fail, say what you will, for Jo wouldn't love me. I did fail, say what you will, for Jo wouldn't love me.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Mothers have need of sharp eyes and discreet tongueswhen they have girls to manage Mothers have need of sharp eyes and discreet tongues
when they have girls to manage
Louisa May Alcott quotes: You think then, that it is better to have a few duties and live a little for others, do you? You think then, that it is better to have a few duties and live a little for others, do you?
Louisa May Alcott quotes: It is one of her aristocratic tastes, and quite proper, for a real lady is always known by neat boots, gloves, and handkerchief. It is one of her aristocratic tastes, and quite proper, for a real lady is always known by neat boots, gloves, and handkerchief.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: I could have been a great many things. I could have been a great many things.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: I don't see why God made any night; day is so much pleasanter ... I don't see why God made any night; day is so much pleasanter ...
Louisa May Alcott quotes: It's lovely to see people so happy. It's lovely to see people so happy.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: I suspect that the real attraction was a large library of fine books, which was left to dust and spiders since Uncle March died. I suspect that the real attraction was a large library of fine books, which was left to dust and spiders since Uncle March died.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: You have been running, Jo. How could you? When will you stop such romping ways? said Meg reprovingly. You have been running, Jo. How could you? When will you stop such romping ways? said Meg reprovingly.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: To the great delight of two ducks, four cats, five hens and half a dozen Irish children; for they were out of the city for now. To the great delight of two ducks, four cats, five hens and half a dozen Irish children; for they were out of the city for now.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Here's Meg married and a mamma, Amy flourishing away at Paris, and Beth in love. I'm the only one that has sense enough to keep out of mischief. Here's Meg married and a mamma, Amy flourishing away at Paris, and Beth in love. I'm the only one that has sense enough to keep out of mischief.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: The emerging woman ... will be strong-minded, strong-hearted, strong-souled, and strong-bodied ... strength and beauty must go together. The emerging woman ... will be strong-minded, strong-hearted, strong-souled, and strong-bodied ... strength and beauty must go together.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Wouldn't it be fun if all the castles in the air which we make could come true and we could live in them? Wouldn't it be fun if all the castles in the air which we make could come true and we could live in them?
Louisa May Alcott quotes: I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen. I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Now and then, in this workaday world, things do happen in the delightful storybook fashion, and what a comfort that is. Now and then, in this workaday world, things do happen in the delightful storybook fashion, and what a comfort that is.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: It is an excellent plan to have some place where we can go to be quiet, when things vex or grieve us. It is an excellent plan to have some place where we can go to be quiet, when things vex or grieve us.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: For a girl with eyes like hers has a will and is not ruled by anyone but a lover. For a girl with eyes like hers has a will and is not ruled by anyone but a lover.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Rule yourself. Love your neighbor. Do the duty that lies nearest you. Rule yourself. Love your neighbor. Do the duty that lies nearest you.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: The small hopes and plans and pleasures of children should be tenderly respected by grown-up people, and never rudely thwarted or ridiculed. The small hopes and plans and pleasures of children should be tenderly respected by grown-up people, and never rudely thwarted or ridiculed.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: A capital patient, as she never died and never got well. A capital patient, as she never died and never got well.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Now and then genius carries all before it, but not often. We have to climb slowly, with many slips and falls. Now and then genius carries all before it, but not often. We have to climb slowly, with many slips and falls.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Many men can be what the world calls great: very few men are what God calls good. Many men can be what the world calls great: very few men are what God calls good.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: A love for good books was one of the best safeguards a man could have, A love for good books was one of the best safeguards a man could have,
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Souls and bodies should go on together. Souls and bodies should go on together.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Now I am beginning to live a little and feel less like a sick oyster at low tide. Now I am beginning to live a little and feel less like a sick oyster at low tide.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know. Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: That boy is a perfect cyclops, isn't he? said Amy one day, as Laurie clattered by on horseback, with a flourish of his whip as he passed. That boy is a perfect cyclops, isn't he? said Amy one day, as Laurie clattered by on horseback, with a flourish of his whip as he passed.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Persuasive influences are better than any amount of moralizing. Persuasive influences are better than any amount of moralizing.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Dear me! how happy and good we'd be, if we had no worries! Dear me! how happy and good we'd be, if we had no worries!
Louisa May Alcott quotes: many queer things passed through it as through many queer things passed through it as through
Louisa May Alcott quotes: There, I've done my best. If that wont do, I shall have to wait till I can do better. There, I've done my best. If that wont do, I shall have to wait till I can do better.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: The big house did prove a Palace Beautiful, though it took some time for The big house did prove a Palace Beautiful, though it took some time for
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Wild roses are fairest, and nature a better gardener than art. Wild roses are fairest, and nature a better gardener than art.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: So I did, Beth. Well, I think we are. For though we do have to work, we make fun of ourselves, So I did, Beth. Well, I think we are. For though we do have to work, we make fun of ourselves,
Louisa May Alcott quotes: I was thinking what a curious thing love is; only a sentiment, and yet it has power to make fools of men and slaves of women. I was thinking what a curious thing love is; only a sentiment, and yet it has power to make fools of men and slaves of women.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: I'm so fond of luxury I'm so fond of luxury
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Love is the only thing that we can carry with us when we go, and it makes the end so easy. Love is the only thing that we can carry with us when we go, and it makes the end so easy.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: I think she is growing up, and so begins to dream dreams, and have hopes and fears and fidgets, without knowing why or being able to explain them. I think she is growing up, and so begins to dream dreams, and have hopes and fears and fidgets, without knowing why or being able to explain them.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: if all else fails you can read if all else fails you can read
Louisa May Alcott quotes: It was easier to do a friendly thing than it was to stay and be thanked for it. It was easier to do a friendly thing than it was to stay and be thanked for it.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: I went [to war] because I couldn't help it. I didn't want the glory or the pay; I wanted the right thing done. I went [to war] because I couldn't help it. I didn't want the glory or the pay; I wanted the right thing done.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Dolls are safe companions. Dolls are safe companions.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: How beautiful that is! said Laurie softly, for he was quick to see and feel beauty of any kind. How beautiful that is! said Laurie softly, for he was quick to see and feel beauty of any kind.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Work is and always has been my salvation and I thank the Lord for it. Work is and always has been my salvation and I thank the Lord for it.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: It takes three or four women to get each man into, through, and out of the world. It takes three or four women to get each man into, through, and out of the world.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: We've got Father and Mother, and each other, said Beth contentedly from her corner. We've got Father and Mother, and each other, said Beth contentedly from her corner.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Blowzy head to her shoulder and kissing the wet cheek so tenderly that Jo cried even harder. Blowzy head to her shoulder and kissing the wet cheek so tenderly that Jo cried even harder.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Better destroy the body than the soul.'" ~Rosamond Better destroy the body than the soul.'" ~Rosamond
Louisa May Alcott quotes: It is necessary to do right; it is not necessary to be happy. It is necessary to do right; it is not necessary to be happy.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: George is regularly jolly; though now he's a minister, George is regularly jolly; though now he's a minister,
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling. Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Into each life some rain must fall, Somedays must be dark and sad and dreary. Into each life some rain must fall, Somedays must be dark and sad and dreary.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: I'd rather see you poor men's wives, if you were happy, beloved, contented, than queen's on thrones, without self-respect and peace. I'd rather see you poor men's wives, if you were happy, beloved, contented, than queen's on thrones, without self-respect and peace.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Love is a great beautifier. Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: All is fish that comes to the literary net. Goethe puts his joys and sorrows into poems, I turn my adventures into bread and butter. All is fish that comes to the literary net. Goethe puts his joys and sorrows into poems, I turn my adventures into bread and butter.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: I often think flowers are the angels' alphabet whereby they write on hills and fields mysterious and beautiful lessons for us to feel and learn. I often think flowers are the angels' alphabet whereby they write on hills and fields mysterious and beautiful lessons for us to feel and learn.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: ... the violin - that most human of all instruments ... ... the violin - that most human of all instruments ...
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Remember that frost comes latest to those that bloom the highest. Remember that frost comes latest to those that bloom the highest.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: operatic tragedy began. operatic tragedy began.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: it's easier for me to risk my life for a person than to be pleasant to him when I don't feel like it. It's it's easier for me to risk my life for a person than to be pleasant to him when I don't feel like it. It's
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Oh, Mother, help me, do help me! Oh, Mother, help me, do help me!
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Some books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again. Some books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: To marry without love betrays as surely as to love without marriage ... To marry without love betrays as surely as to love without marriage ...
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Miss Kate, though twenty, was dressed with a simplicity which American girls would do well to imitate, Miss Kate, though twenty, was dressed with a simplicity which American girls would do well to imitate,
Louisa May Alcott quotes: I do think that families are the most beautiful things in all the world! I do think that families are the most beautiful things in all the world!
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Many argue; not many converse. Many argue; not many converse.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure. A faithful friend is a strong defense;
And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: I'm a bashful individual, though I can't get anyone to believe it ... I'm a bashful individual, though I can't get anyone to believe it ...
Louisa May Alcott quotes: That's the interferingest chap I ever see, That's the interferingest chap I ever see,
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Well, if I can't be happy, I can be useful, perhaps. Well, if I can't be happy, I can be useful, perhaps.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Politics were as bad as mathematics, and that the mission of politicians seemed to be calling each other names Politics were as bad as mathematics, and that the mission of politicians seemed to be calling each other names
Louisa May Alcott quotes: For love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride. For love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: The mere possession of a gun is, in itself, an urge to kill, not only by design, but by accident, by madness, by fright, by bravado. The mere possession of a gun is, in itself, an urge to kill, not only by design, but by accident, by madness, by fright, by bravado.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: I like adventures, and I'm going to find some. I like adventures, and I'm going to find some.
Louisa May Alcott quotes: Well, I am happy, and I won't fret, but it does seem as if the more one gets the more one wants ... Well, I am happy, and I won't fret, but it does seem as if the more one gets the more one wants ...
Louisa May Alcott quotes: When you feel discontented, think over your blessings, and be grateful. When you feel discontented, think over your blessings, and be grateful.