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Louisa May Alcott Quotes

Writer
Born On
1832-11-29
Died On
1888-03-06
Birth Place
Germantown, Pennsylvania, United States
Death Place
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Birth Sign
sagittarius
Father
Amos Bronson Alcott
Mother
Abby May Alcott
Nationality
American

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 them.

Louisa May Alcott

Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are.

Louisa May Alcott

A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.

Louisa May Alcott

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

Louisa May Alcott

Fame is a pearl many dive for and only a few bring up. Even when they do, it is not perfect, and they sigh for more, and lose better things in struggling for them.

Louisa May Alcott

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

Louisa May Alcott

Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.

Louisa May Alcott

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

Louisa May Alcott

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

Louisa May Alcott

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

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

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.

Louisa May Alcott

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

Louisa May Alcott

A house needs a grandma in it.

Louisa May Alcott

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.

Louisa May Alcott

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.

Louisa May Alcott

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

Louisa May Alcott

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.

Louisa May Alcott