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Born in November 29, 1832 / Died in March 6, 1888 / United States / English

Quotes by Louisa May Alcott

A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.
Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are.
We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.
Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
Work is and always has been my salvation and I thank the Lord for it.
She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners.
What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
Love is a great beautifier.
Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad; babies never are.
Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling.
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
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.
I like to help women help themselves, as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question. Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to, and I don't think any one will deny us.
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.
Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!
"Stay" is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.
A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well.
Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.
Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.
Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out of his wits for the fun of it.
It takes two flints to make a fire.
Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.