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Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Many wise and true sermons are preached us everyday by unconscious ministers in street, school, office, or home; even a fair table may become a pulpit, if it can offer the good and helpful words which are never out of season.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Life is like college; may I graduate and earn some honors.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “When Jo’s conservative sister Meg says she must turn up her hair now that she is a “young lady,” Jo shouts, “I’m not! and if turning up my hair makes me one, I’ll wear it in two tails till I’m twenty... I hate to think I’ve got to grow up, and be Miss March, and wear long gowns, and look as prim as a China aster! It’s bad enough to be a girl anyway, when I like boys’ games and work and manners! I can’t get over my disappointment in not being a boy; and it’s worse than ever now, for I’m dying to go and fight with Papa, and I can only stay at home and knit, like a poky old woman.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Oh, Jo, can’t you?” “Teddy, dear, I wish I could!”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Souls and bodies should go on together.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “I hope you will be a great deal better, dear, but you must keep watch over your ‘bosom enemy,’ as Father calls it, or it may sadden, if not spoil your life. You have had a warning; remember it, and try with heart and soul to master this quick temper, before it brings you greater sorrow and regret than you have known today.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Some days must be dark and sad and dreary.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “If he is old enough to ask the question he is old enough to receive true answers. I am not putting the thoughts into his head, but helping him unfold those already there.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “November is the most disagreeable month in the whole year,” said Margaret, standing at the window one dull afternoon, looking out at the frostbitten garden.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “He was not a perfect child, by any means, but his faults were of the better sort; and being early taught the secret of self-control, he was not left at the mercy of appetites and passions, as some poor little mortals are, and then punished for yielding to the temptations against which they have no armor.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “I want to do something splendid before I go into my castle, something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead. I don’t know what, but I’m on the watch for it, and mean to astonish you all some day.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Love is apt to make lunatics of even men and saints.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “O vanity, mislead no more!”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “To most the end comes as naturally and simply as sleep.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “For the wise old man was universally beloved, and ministered so beautifully to his flock that many of them thanked him all their lives for the help given to both hearts and souls.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “We live in a beautiful and wonderful world, Demi, and the more you now about it the wiser and the better you will be.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Mother didn’t say anything about our money, and she won’t wish us to give up everything. Let’s each buy what we want, and have a little fun; I’m sure we work hard enough to earn it,” cried Jo, examining the heels of her shoes in a gentlemanly manner.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “I don’t want a religion that I put away with my Sunday clothes, and don’t take out till the day comes around again; I want something to see and feel and live day by day.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “She had cherished her anger till it grew strong and took possession of her, as evil thoughts and feelings always do unless cast out at once.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Now we are expected to be as wise as men who have had generations of all the help there is, and we scarcely anything.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Sympathy is a sweet thing.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Men are often bad, but babies never are.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “You laugh at me when I say I want to be a lady, but I mean a true gentlewoman in mind and manners, and I try to do it as far as I know how. I can’t explain exactly, but I want to be above the little meannesses and follies and faults that spoil so many women.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “It’s bad enough to be a girl, anyway, when I like boys’ games and work and manners!”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Remember that frost comes latest to those that bloom the highest.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “This is just the time, Meg, when young married people are apt to grow apart, and the very time when they ought to be most together, for the first tenderness soon wears off, unless care is taken to preserve it. And no time is so beautiful and precious to parents as the first years of the little lives given to them to train.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Poor Jo tried desperately to be good, but her bosom enemy was always ready to flame up and defeat her, and it took years of patient effort to subdue it.”
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: “One of the sweet things about pain and sorrow is that they show us how well we are loved, how much kindness there is in the world, and how easily we can make others happy in the same way when they need help and sympathy.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “You men tell us we are angels, and say we can make you what we will; but the instant we honestly try to do you good, you laugh at us, and won’t listen. which proves how much your flattery is worth.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Here’s Meg married and a mamma, Amy flourishing away at Paris, and Beth in love. I’m the only one that has sense enough to keep out of mischief.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “We all have our temptations, some far greater than yours, and it often takes us all our lives to conquer them.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Seldom except in books do the dying utter memorable words, see visions, or depart with beatified countenances, and those who have sped many parting souls know that to most the end comes as naturally and simply as sleep.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Happy the son whose faith in his mother remains unchanged, and who, through all his wanderings, has kept some filial token to repay her brave and tender love. Dan.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “E’ dalle piccolezze che si vede il carattere delle persone.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “When Laurie said ‘Good-by’, he whispered significantly, “It won’t do a bit of good, Jo. My eye is on you; so mind what you do, or I’ll come and bring you home.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “All the worse for the undeniable talent which hides the evil so subtly and makes the danger so delightful.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “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 Quote: “That is a good book it seems to me, which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “There should always be one old maid in a family.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “The dim, dusty room, with the busts staring down from the tall bookcases, the cosy chairs, the globes and, best of all, the wilderness of books, in which she could wader where she liked, made the library a region of bliss to her.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Her father called her ‘Little Tranquillity’, and the name suited her excellently; for she seemed to live in a happy world of her own, only venturing out to meet the few whom she trusted and loved.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Gentlemen, be courteous to the old maids, no matter how poor and plain and prim, for the only chivalry worth having is that which is the readiest to to pay deference to the old, protect the feeble, and serve womankind, regardless of rank, age, or color.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “I agree not to expect anything.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Please could I say one word?” was the question three times repeated before a rough head boobed out from the grotto of books in which Mac usually sat. “Did anyone speak?” he asked, blinking in teh flood of sunshine that entered with Rose. “Only three times, thank you. Don’t disturb yourself, I beg; for I merely want to say a word,” answered Rose.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “For the parents who had taught one child to meet death without fear, were trying now to teach another to accept life without despondency or distrust, and to use its beautiful opportunities with gratitude and power.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Oh, Mother, help me, do help me!”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “I don’t understand it. What can there be in a simple little story like that to make people praise it so?” she said, quite bewildered. “There is truth in it, Jo, that’s the secret.”
Louisa May Alcott Quote: “Virtue was its own reward.”
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