Louisa May Alcott

1832 - 1888

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 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 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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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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