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Louisa May Alcott Quotes

(1832-1888), American Author

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

Category: Adversity

It takes two flints to make a fire.

Category: Anger

Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors.

Category: Education

Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.

Category: Friends And Friendship

It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.

Category: Genius

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.

Category: Girls

Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.

Category: Happiness

Housekeeping ain't no joke.

Category: Housework

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.

Category: Inheritance

Love is a great beautifier.

Category: Love

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.

Category: Modesty

What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?

Category: Mothers

Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.

Category: Reform

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

Category: Self-control

Talent isn't genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or nothing. I won't be a commonplace dauber, so I don't intend to try any more.

Category: Talent