Quotation Explorer - 'Louisa May Alcott'

I rather miss my wild girl; but if I get a strong, helpful, tender-hearted woman in her place, I shall feel quite satisfied. - Louisa May Alcott
Some books are so familiar, reading them is like being home again. - Louisa May Alcott
I shall keep my book on the table here, and read a little every morning as soon as I wake, for I know it will do me good, and help me through the day. - Louisa May Alcott
Young things like you don't need any ornaments but those you wear to-night: youth, health, intelligence, and modesty. - Louisa May Alcott
Marmee: Oh, Jo. Jo, you have so many extraordinary gifts; how can you expect to lead an ordinary life? You’re ready to go out and and find a good use for your talent. Tho’ I don’t know what I shall do without my Jo. Go, and embrace your liberty. And see what wonderful things come of it. - Louisa May Alcott
I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship. - Louisa May Alcott
Christopher Columbus - Louisa May Alcott
It’s highly virtuous to say we’ll be good, but wecan’t do it all at once, and it takes a long pull, a strongpull, and a pull all together before some of us even get ourfeet set in the right way. - Louisa May Alcott
Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us - and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning. - Louisa May Alcott
Beth ceased to fear him from that moment, and sat there talking to him as cozily as if she had known him all her life, for love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride. - Louisa May Alcott
Polly tried to conquer the bad feeling; but it worried her, till she remembered something her mother once said to her: "When you feel out of sorts, try to make someone else happy, and you will soon be so yourself. - Louisa May Alcott
Kindness in looks and words and ways is true politeness, and any one can have it if they only try to treat other people as they like to be treated themselves. - Louisa May Alcott
Color makes no difference; the peeps are gray, the seals are black, and the crabs yellow; but we don't care, and are all friends. It is very unkind to treat you so. - Louisa May Alcott
The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely. - Louisa May Alcott
Far away there in the sunshine are my brightest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead. - Louisa May Alcott
Send me all the advice you like. I'll use as much as I can. - Louisa May Alcott
I sell my children, and though they feed me, they don't love me as hers do. - Louisa May Alcott
This love of money is the curse of American, and for the sake of it men will sell honor and honesty, till we don't know whom to trust, and it is only a genius like Agassiz who dares to say, 'I cannot waste my time in getting rich,'" said Mrs. Jessie sadly. - Louisa May Alcott
I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. - Louisa May Alcott
Don't let the sun go down upon your anger; forgive each other, help each other, and begin again tomorrow. - Louisa May Alcott
I don't believe fine young ladies enjoy themselves a bit more than we do, in spite of our burned hair, old gowns, one glove apiece, and tight slippers that sprain our ankles when we are silly enough to wear them. - Louisa May Alcott
A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure. - Louisa May Alcott
I want to do something splendid… Something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead… I think I shall write books. - Louisa May Alcott
Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds. - Louisa May Alcott
Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know. - Louisa May Alcott
Many of the bravest never are known, and get no praise. [But]that does not lessen their beauty... - Louisa May Alcott
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. - Louisa May Alcott
Let us be elegant or die - Louisa May Alcott
Some books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again. - Louisa May Alcott
I ask not for any crownBut that which all may win;Nor try to conquer any worldExcept the one within. - Louisa May Alcott
He was neither rich nor great, young nor handsome, - in no respect what is called fascinating, imposing or brilliant; and yet he was as attractive as a genial fire, and people seemed to gather about him as naturally as about a warm hearth. - Louisa May Alcott
Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. - Louisa May Alcott
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