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Louisa May Alcott Quote: “The small hopes and plans and pleasures of children should be tenderly respected by grown-up people, and never rudely thwarted or ridiculed.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “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 Quote: “Your father, Jo. He never loses patience, never doubts or complains, but always hopes, and works and waits so cheerfully that one is ashamed to do otherwise before him.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “I can’t get over my disappointment in not being a boy.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “But please hug and kiss me, everyone, and don’t mind my dress, I want a great many crumples of this sort put into it today.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “The patience and the humility of the face she loved so well was a better lesson to Jo than the wisest lecture, the sharpest reproof.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Dolls are safe companions.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “It takes very little fire to make a great deal of smoke nowadays, and notoriety is not real glory.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “A kiss for a blow is always best, though it’s not very easy to give it sometimes.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “I make so many beginnings there never will be an end.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Meg’s high-heeled slippers were dreadfully tight, and hurt her, though she would not own it; and Jo’s nineteen hair-pins all seemed stuck straight into her head, which was not exactly comfortable; but, dear me, let us be elegant or die.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Oh dear, life is pretty tough sometimes, isn’t it?”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Dear me! If only men and women would trust, understand and help as my children do, what a capital place ’the world would be!”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “I know better!” broke in Laurie. “You think so now, but there’ll come a time when you will care for somebody, and you’ll love him tremendously, and live and die for him. I know you will, it’s your way, and I shall have to stand by and see it,” and the despairing lover cast his hat upon the ground with a gesture that would have seemed comical, if his face had not been so tragic.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “The fear of being an old maid made young girls rush into matrimony with a recklessness that astonishes.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “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 Quote: “Men seldom do, for when women are the advisers, the lords of creation don’t take the advice till they have persuaded themselves that it is just what they intended to do.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Jo’s eyes sparkled, for it’s always pleasant to be believed in; and a friend’s praise is always sweeter than a dozen newspaper puffs.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “So she enjoyed herself heartily, and found, what isn’t always the case, that her granted wish was all she had hoped.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Is it not meningitis?”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Rule yourself. Love your neighbor. Do the duty that lies nearest you.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “The scar will remain, but it is better for a man to lose both arms than his soul; and these hard years, instead of being lost, may be made the most precious of your lives, if they teach you to rule yourselves.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Money is a needful and precious thing, and when well used, a noble thing, but I never want you to think it is the first or only prize to strive for. I’d rather see you poor men’s wives, if you were happy, beloved, contented, than queens on thrones, without self-respect and peace.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Where’s the use of looking nice, when no one sees me but those cross midgets, and no one cares whether I’m pretty or not?”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “If we are all alive ten years hence, let’s meet, and see how many of us have got our wishes, or how much nearer we are then than now.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “The young people were playing that still more absorbing game in which hearts are always trumps.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “She preferred imaginary heroes to real ones, because when tired of them, the former could be shut up in the tin kitchen till called for, and the latter were less manageable.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “The dirt is picturesque, so I don’t mind.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “I can’t love anyone else; and I’ll never forget you, Jo, never! never!” with a stamp to emphasize his passionate words. – Laurie.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “I don’t envy her much, in spite of her money, for after all rich people have about as many worries as poor ones, I think.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “The moment Aunt March took her nap, or was busy with company, Jo hurried to this quiet place, and curling herself up in the easy chair, devoured poetry, romance, history, travels, and pictures like a regular bookworm.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “You may try your experiment for a week and see how you like it. I think by Saturday night you will find that all play and no work is as bad as all work and no play.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “To be loved and chosen by a good man is the best and sweetest thing which can happen to a woman, and I sincerely hope my girls may know this beautiful experience.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Dan clung to her in speechless gratitude, feeling the blessedness of mother love, – that divine gift which comforts, purifies, and strengthens all who seek it.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “But young as she was, Jo had learned that hearts, like flowers, cannot be rudely handled, but must open naturally, so though she believed she knew the cause of Beth’s new pain, she only said, in her tenderest tone, “Does anything trouble you, deary?”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Jo’s breath gave out here, and wrapping her head in the paper, she bedewed her little story with a few natural tears, for to be independent and earn the praise of those she loved were the dearest wishes of her heart, and this seemed to be the first step toward that happy end.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Men are always ready to die for us, but not to make our lives worth having. Cheap sentiment and bad logic.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “I believe that it is as much a right and duty for women to do something with their lives as for men and we are not going to be satisfied with such frivolous parts as you give us.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Rivalry adds so much to the charms of one’s conquests.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “It takes three or four women to get each man into, through, and out of the world.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “I’d take it manfully, and be respected if I couldn’t be loved.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Vive la liberte!”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “That is perfectly natural, and quite harmless, if the liking does not become a passion and lead one to do foolish or unmaidenly things. Learn to know and value the praise which is worth having, and to excite the admiration of excellent people by being modest as well as pretty, Meg.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “It was forunate that tea was at hand, to produce a lull and provide refreshment...”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “I’m afraid I couldn’t like him without a spice of human naughtiness.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Girls could do most things as well as boys, and some things better.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “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 Quote: “He was poor, yet always appeared to be giving something away; a stranger, yet everyone was his friend; no longer young, but as happy-hearted as a boy; plain and peculiar, yet his face looked beautiful to many.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “But, Polly, a principle that can’t bear being laughed at, frowned on, and cold-shouldered, isn’t worthy of the name.”
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