Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott
  • Born: November 29, 1832
  • Died: March 6, 1888
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Novelist









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I do not ask for any crown But that which all may win; Nor try to conquer any world Except the one within. Equality & Equal Opportunity
I like good strong words that mean something. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
It takes very little fire to make a great deal of smoke nowadays, and notoriety is not real glory. Public Relations & Image
Living, he made life beautiful. Dying, he made death divine Miscellaneous ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
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. Minorities & Women
A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.
A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well.
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. Power
Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know. Truth
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.
Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are. Religion & God ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
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.
Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.
Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged. Religion & God
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. Life ;Success ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
Housekeeping ain't no joke.
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
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. Women
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women. Time ;Women
It takes two flints to make a fire.
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. Truth
Love is a great beautifier. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
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. Money, Coins & Minting
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. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
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. Women ;Money, Coins & Minting ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners.
'Stay' is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
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. Life ;Power
What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling. Time ;Women
Work is and always has been my salvation and I thank the Lord for it. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
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. Power