Louisa May Alcott

1832 - 1888

A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on despair, foolishness, hope, and vanity

Rome took all the vanity out of me; for after seeing the wonders there, I felt too insignificant to live, and gave up all my foolish hopes in despair.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

Source: Amy March, in Little Women, pt. 2, ch. 16, 1869.

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

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.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

Source: Amy March, in Little Women, pt. 2, ch. 16, 1869.

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on age, day, life, play, regret, success, time, understanding, work, worth, and youth

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,

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.

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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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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on age, children, desires, good, improvement, life, motherhood, people, planning, sorrow, understanding, and work

I have made a plan for my life, as I am in my teens, and no more a child. I am old for my age and don't care much for girls' things. People think I'm wild and queer; but mother understands and helps me. I have not told anyone about my plans but I am going to be good. . . . Now I'm going to work really, for I feel a desire to improve and be a help and comfort, not a care and sorrow to my dear mother.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

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