Louisa May Alcott Quotes

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  • Conceit spoils the finest genius.

    Life   Conceited   Genius  
    1868 Little Women, pt.1, ch.7.
  • I was thinking what a curious thing love is; only a sentiment, and yet it has power to make fools of men and slaves of women.

    Love   Men   Thinking  
    Louisa May Alcott (1997). “A Long Fatal Love Chase”, Thorndike Pr
  • We can't any of us do all we would like, but we can do our best for every case that comes to us, and that helps amazingly.

    Helping   Cases   Can Do  
    Louisa May Alcott (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Louisa May Alcott (Illustrated)”, p.776, Delphi Classics
  • it was easier to do a friendly thing than it was to stay and be thanked for it.

    Louisa May Alcott (2016). “The 'Little Women' Trilogy (Illustrated)”, p.240, ShandonPress
  • Nothing seemed impossible in the beginning.

    J. M. Barrie, Charles Dickens, Johanna Spyri, Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum (2015). “Greatest Christmas Novels in One Volume: Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, Heidi, The Romance of a Christmas Card, The Little City of Hope, The Wonderful Life, Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, Little Lord Fauntleroy, Peter Pan…”, p.1044, e-artnow
  • When I had youth I had no money; now I have the money I have no time; and when I get the time, if I ever do, I shall have no health to enjoy life. I suppose it's the discipline I need; but it's rather hard to love the things I do, and see them go by because duty chains me to my galley. If I ever come into port with all sails set, that will be my reward perhaps.

    Louisa May Alcott (2015). “Civil War Memoirs of Louisa May Alcott (Unabridged): Including Letters, Hospital Sketches & Biography of the Author – Autobiographical account of the author from the time she worked as a volunteer nurse for the Union Army during the American Civil War”, p.187, e-artnow
  • Prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well.

    Louisa May Alcott (1872). “Little women, or, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. [Followed by Good wives]”, p.111
  • Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.

    Louisa May Alcott (2015). “LOUISA MAY ALCOTT Ultimate Collection: 16 Novels & 150+ Short Stories, Plays and Poems (Illustrated): Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men, Jo's Boys, A Modern Mephistopheles, Eight Cousins, Rose in Bloom, Jack and Jill, Behind a Mask, Lulu's Library, The Abbot's Ghost, A Garland for Girls…”, p.2033, e-artnow
  • I want to be great, or nothing. I won't be a commonplace dauber, so I don't intend to try any more.

    Trying   Want   Talent  
    Louisa May Alcott (2015). “Little Women Collection: Little Women, Little Men, Eight Cousins and More”, p.394, Xist Publishing
  • Men are often bad, but babies never are.

    Baby   Men   Baby Boy  
  • I don't think secrets agree with me, I feel rumpled up in mind since you told me that.

    Thinking   Secret   Mind  
    Louisa May Alcott (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Louisa May Alcott (Illustrated)”, p.364, Delphi Classics
  • Life is like college; may I graduate and earn some honors.

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

    Louisa May Alcott (2017). “The Complete Poetry by Louisa May Alcott (Illustrated)”, p.26, Delphi Classics (Parts Edition) (PublishDrive)
  • I do like men who come out frankly and own that they are not gods.

    Men  
    Louisa May Alcott (2015). “Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to "Little Men"”, p.79, Booklassic
  • Head, you may think; heart, you may feel; But hand, you shall work alway!

    Heart   Thinking   Hands  
    Louisa May Alcott (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Louisa May Alcott (Illustrated)”, p.381, Delphi Classics
  • Jo's eyes sparkled, for it's always pleasant to be believed in; and a friend's praise is always sweeter than a dozen newspaper puffs.

    Eye   Puff   Dozen  
    Louisa May Alcott (2016). “LITTLE WOMEN SERIES – Complete Collection: Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men & Jo's Boys: The Beloved Classics of American Literature: The coming-of-age series based on the author’s own childhood experiences with her three sisters”, p.150, e-artnow (Open Publishing)
  • I will make a battering-ram of my head and make my way through this rough and tumble world.

    Rams   World   Way  
    Louisa May Alcott, General Press (2016). “Little Women (Illustrated Edition)”, p.6, GENERAL PRESS
  • Jo's ambition was to do something very splendid; what it was she had no idea, as yet, but left it for time to tell her.

    Louisa May Alcott (2015). “The Complete Works of Louisa May Alcott (Illustrated): Novels, Short Stories, Plays & Poems: Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men, Jo's Boys, A Modern Mephistopheles, Eight Cousins, Rose in Bloom, Jack and Jill, Behind a Mask, The Abbot's Ghost…”, p.331, e-artnow
  • Mine first --mine last-- mine even in the grave!

    Lasts   Firsts   Graves  
    Louisa May Alcott (2012). “Little Women”, p.29, Oberon Books
  • …for no matter how lost and soiled and worn-out wandering sons may be, mothers can forgive and forget every thing as they fold them into their fostering arms. Happy the son whose faith in his mother remains unchanged, and who, through all his wanderings, has kept some filial token to repay her brave and tender love.

    Louisa May Alcott (2015). “Louisa May Alcott Premium Edition - 16 Novels in One Volume: Little Women Trilogy & Other Novels (Illustrated): Moods, The Mysterious Key and What It Opened, An Old Fashioned Girl, Work, Eight Cousins, Rose in Bloom, Under the Lilacs, Jack and Jill, Behind a Mask, The Abbot's Ghost, A Modern Mephistopheles…”, p.998, e-artnow
  • 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.

    Garden   Years   Noses  
    Louisa May Alcott (2012). “Little Women and Little Men”, p.248, Graphic Arts Books
  • I can get on with wild beasts first-rate; but men rile me awfully.

    Men   Firsts   Beast  
    Louisa May Alcott (2015). “Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys & A Sequel - Jo's Boys and How They Turned Out (Children’s Classics Series – Illustrated Edition)”, p.354, e-artnow
  • I don't pretend to be wise, but I am observing, and I see a great deal more than you'd imagine. I'm interested in other people's experiences and inconsistencies, and, though I can't explain, I remember and use them for my own benefit.

    Wise   People   Use  
    Louisa May Alcott (2016). “The 'Little Women' Trilogy (Illustrated)”, p.319, ShandonPress
  • I'd have a stable full of Arabian steeds, rooms piled with books, and I'd write out of a magic inkstand, so that my works should be as famous as Laurie's music. I want to do something splendid before I go into my castle,-something heroic, or wonderful,-that won't be forgotten after I'm dead. I don't know what, but I'm on the watch for it, and mean to astonish you all, some day. I think I shall write books, and get rich and famous; that would suit me, so that is my favorite dream.

    Dream   Book   Mean  
    Louisa May Alcott (1876). “Little Women: Or, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy”, p.190
  • Back to him she would never go, but in her lonely life still lived the sweet memory of that happy time when she believed in him and he was all in all to her.

    Lonely   Sweet   Memories  
    Louisa May Alcott (1997). “A Long Fatal Love Chase”, Thorndike Pr
  • Mothers can forgive anything!

    Louisa May Alcott (2013). “Jo's Boys: In Easy-to-Read Type”, p.101, Courier Corporation
  • I'm perfectly miserable; but if you consider me presentable, I die happy.

    Miserable   Dies   Ifs  
    Louisa May Alcott (2015). “Little Women”, p.310, Xist Publishing
  • Every few weeks she would shut herself up in her room, put on her scribbling suit, and fall into a vortex, as she expressed it, writing away at her novel with all her heart and soul, for till that was finished she could find no peace.

    Fall   Writing   Heart  
    Louisa May Alcott (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Louisa May Alcott (Illustrated)”, p.469, Delphi Classics
  • But the spirit of Eve is strong in all her daughters.

    Louisa May Alcott (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Louisa May Alcott (Illustrated)”, p.1589, Delphi Classics
  • It’s amazing how lovely common things become, if one only knows how to look at them.

    Lovely   Looks   Common  
    Louisa May Alcott (2015). “The Complete Works of Louisa May Alcott (Illustrated): Novels, Short Stories, Plays & Poems: Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men, Jo's Boys, A Modern Mephistopheles, Eight Cousins, Rose in Bloom, Jack and Jill, Behind a Mask, The Abbot's Ghost…”, p.4922, e-artnow
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