Louisa May Alcott

1832 - 1888

A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on fame and struggle

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 (1832 - 1888)

Source: Jo's Boys, 1886.

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on earth, family, friendship, philosophy, and trying

My definition [of a philosopher] is of a man up in a balloon, with his family and friends holding the ropes which confine him to earth and trying to haul him down.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on charm, conceit, danger, genius, goodness, modesty, power, and talent

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.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

Source: Mrs. March to her daughter Amy, in Little Women, pt. 1, ch. 7, 1868.

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on learning, libraries, mind, possessions, sympathy, attitude, beauty, and perspective

When Emerson's library was burning at Concord, I went to him as he stood with the firelight on his strong, sweet face, and endeavored to express my sympathy for the loss of his most valued possessions, but he answered cheerily, 'Never mind, Louisa, see what a beautiful blaze they make! We will enjoy that now.' The lesson was one never forgotten and in the varied lessons that have come to me I have learned to look for something beautiful and bright.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott

Is it not meningitis?

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on defense, faith, and friendship

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

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on feeling

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

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

Source: My Kingdom, st. 1.

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on literature

All is fish that comes to the literary net. Goethe puts his joys and sorrows into poems, I turn my adventures into bread and butter.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

Source: Jou.

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on jokes

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Housekeeping ain't no joke.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on love

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Love is a great beautifier.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

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