Louisa May Alcott

1832 - 1888

A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on aspirations and sunshine

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.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on books, reading, and bibliophilia

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

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

Source: Work

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on love, life, hope, health, drama, books, and reading

There are many Beths in the world, shy and quiet, sitting in corners till needed, and living for others so cheerfully that no one sees the sacrifices till the cricket on the hearth stops chirping, and the sweet sunshiny presence vanishes, leaving silence and shadow behind.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

Source: Little Women, Pages: 43

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on aspirations, dreams, beauty, sunshine, belief, and goals

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.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on fate and making a living

I resolved to take fate by the throat and shake a living out of her.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on fear, storms, strife, difficulty, struggle, learning, and growth

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

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott

It takes two flints to make a fire.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

Source: Little Women, 1868.

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on education, understanding, women, work, and world

Don't shut yourself up in a band box because you are a woman, but understand what is going on, and educate yourself to take part in the world's work, for it all affects you and yours.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on fortune, injustice, men, money, people, style, women, work, and world

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 (1832 - 1888)

Source: Meg, in Little Women, pt. 1, ch. 15, 1868

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on driving

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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.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

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