Louisa May Alcott

American Author

Lived from: 1832-1888

Quotes: Louisa May Alcott

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    Love is a great beautifier.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.
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    Housekeeping ain't no joke.
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    I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.
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    It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.
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    It takes two flints to make a fire.
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    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.
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    Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors.
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    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.
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    Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
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    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.
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    What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
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