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Louisa May Alcott
November 29, 1832 - March 6, 1888
Nationality: American
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: American Novelist

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.


I like to help women help themselves, as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question. Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to, and I don't think any one will deny us.


He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.


I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.


It takes two flints to make a fire.


A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.


Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling.


Money is the root of all evil, and yet it is such a useful root that we cannot get on without it any more than we can without potatoes.


Love is a great beautifier.

    Topics: Love

Work is and always has been my salvation and I thank the Lord for it.


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.


She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners.


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


Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.


Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us - and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning.


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


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


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


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


Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are.


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