Louisa May Alcott Quotes

25 Louisa May Alcott quotes:

"He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions."
Author: Alcott Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know."
"Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling."
Author: Alcott Quotes Category: Women Quotes
"Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors."
"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."
Author: Alcott Quotes Category: Direction Quotes
"Money is the root of all evil, and yet it is such a useful root that we cannot get on without it any more than we can without potatoes"
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"Love is a great beautifier."
"Talent isn't genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or nothing. I won't be a commonplace dauber, so I don't intend to try any more."
"My definition [of a philosopher] is of a man up in a balloon, with his family and friends holding the ropes which confine him to earth and trying to haul him down."
Author: Alcott Quotes Category: Family Quotes
"Resolved to take fate by the throat and shake a living out of her"
Author: Alcott Quotes Category: Fate Quotes
"Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!"
"Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad; babies never are."
Author: Alcott Quotes Category: Children Quotes
"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."
Author: Alcott Quotes Category: Conceit Quotes Modesty Quotes
"It takes two flints to make a fire."
Author: Alcott Quotes Category: Anger Quotes
"She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners."
Author: Alcott Quotes Category: Character Quotes
"The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting."
Author: Alcott Quotes Category: Christmas Quotes
"Stay" is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary."
"Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary."
"It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women."
Author: Alcott Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"People don't have fortunes left them in that style nowadays; men have to work and women to marry for money. It's a dreadfully unjust world."
Author: Alcott Quotes Category: Men Quotes Inheritance Quotes

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