I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.

— Louisa May Alcott

The most colorful Louisa May Alcott quotes to discover and learn by heart

Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds.


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.

Louisa May Alcott quote I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learni

I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.


The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.

Louisa May Alcott quote Preserve your memories, keep them well,

Preserve your memories, keep them well, what you forget you can never retell.


Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can


Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.


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 quote I am not afraid of storm for I am learni

I am not afraid of storm for I am learning how to sail my ship.


Is it not meningitis?


Conceit spoils the finest genius.


The duty we owe ourselves is greater than that we owe others.

Louisa May Alcott quote The power of finding beauty in the humbl

The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.


A little kingdom I possess,Where thoughts and feelings dwell;And very hard the task I findOf governing it well.


...freedom being the sauce best beloved by the boyish soul.


Conceit spoils the finest genius?and the great charm of all power is modesty.


About Louisa May Alcott

Quotes 354 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Novelist
Birthday October 16

Have regular hours for work and play;

make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.


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.


You are like a chestnut burr, prickly outside, but silky-soft within, and a sweet kernel, if one can only get at it. Love will make you show your heart some day, and then the rough burr will fall off.


I like good strong words that mean something.


I may be strong-minded, but no one can say I'm out of my sphere now, for woman's special mission is supposed to be drying tears and bearing burdens


Nothing is impossible to a determined woman.


The emerging woman ... will be strong-minded, strong-hearted, strong-souled, and strong-bodied...strength and beauty must go together.


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.


The violin - that most human of all instruments.


I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.


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.


Gentlemen, be courteous to the old maids, no matter how poor and plain and prim, for the only chivalry worth having is that which is the readiest to to pay deference to the old, protect the feeble, and serve womankind, regardless of rank, age, or color.


Love is a great beautifier.


Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.


Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling.


Help one another is part of the religion of our sisterhood.


I never wanted to go away, and the hard part now is the leaving you all.

I'm not afraid, but it seems as if I should be homesick for you even in heaven.


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.


Mothers can forgive anything! Tell me all, and be sure that I will never let you go, though the whole world should turn from you.


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.


Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.


Prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well.


He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.


Love is a flower that grows in any soil, works its sweet miracles undaunted by autumn frost or winter snow, blooming fair and fragrant all the year, and blessing those who give and those who receive.


It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.


He was the first, the only love her life, and in a nature like hers such passions take deep root and die-hard.


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.


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.


Rivalry adds so much to the charms of one's conquests.


. . . for when women are the advisers, the lords of creation don't take the advice till they have persuaded themselves that it is just what they intended to do. Then they act upon it, and, if it succeeds, they give the weaker vessel half the credit of it. If it fails, they generously give her the whole.


She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.


Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors.


Men are always ready to die for us, but not to make our lives worth having.

Cheap sentiment and bad logic.


Love is the only thing that we can carry with us when we go, and it makes the end so easy.


November is the most disagreeable month in the whole year," said Margaret, standing at the window one dull afternoon, looking out at the frostbitten garden. "That's the reason I was born in it," observed Jo pensively, quite unconscious of the blot on her nose.


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.


Education is not confined to books, and the finest characters often graduate from no college, but make experience their master, and life their book. [Some care] only for the mental culture, and [are] in danger of over-studying, under the delusion . . . that learning must be had at all costs, forgetting that health and real wisdom are better.