Best quotes by the American Novelist Louisa May Alcott

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

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

Love is a great beautifier.
  • Love

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



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

It takes two flints to make a fire.
  • Anger

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.
  • believing

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

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

Housekeeping ain't no joke.
  • Housework

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

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.
  • Children

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.
  • Reform

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.
  • catalyst

Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
  • Friends

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

What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
  • Mother

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.
  • Prophecy

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

My father taught in the wise way which unfolds what lies in the child
  • Learning

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

A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well.
  • Control

She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners.
  • Fashion

Money is a needful and precious thing,
  • Money

I have made a plan for my life, as I am in my teens, and no more a child. I am old for my age and don't care much for girls' things. People think I'm wild and queer; but mother understands and helps me. I have not told anyone about my plans but I am going to be good. . . . Now I'm going to work really, for I feel a desire to improve and be a help and comfort, not a care and sorrow to my dear mother.
  • Age

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.
  • Humility

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.
  • Inheritance

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.
  • Talent

"Stay" is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
  • charming

You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
  • charm

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.
  • age

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.
  • best

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.
  • evil

...and Jo laid the rustling sheets together with a careful hand, as one might shut the covers of a lovely romance, which holds the reader fast till the end comes, and he finds himself alone in the work-a-day world again.
  • books

Laurie, you're an angel! How shall I ever thank you? Fly at me again. I rather liked it, said Laurie, looking mischievous, a thing he had not done for a fortnight.
  • chapter

I ask not for any crown But that which all may win; Nor try to conquer any world Except the one within.
  • inspirational


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