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I hate ordinary people!
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Mine first --mine last-- mine even in the grave!
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Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake...
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...but, dear me, let us be elegant or die.
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Love is a great beautifier.
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He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
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I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
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Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.
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Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!
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...for love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride.
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Let us be elegant or die!
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Don't try to make me grow up before my time…
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…she rejoiced as only mothers can in the good fortunes of their children.
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…the violin — that most human of all instruments…
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I like good strong words that mean something…
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Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up an...
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Oh, that is the surprise. It's so lovely, I pity you because you don't know it…
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I wish I had no heart, it aches so…
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
I’m not like the rest of you; I never made any plans about what I’d do when I grew up; I never t...
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
She preferred imaginary heroes to real ones, because when tired of them, the former could be shut up...
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
Conceit spoils the finest genius.
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
...the love, respect, and confidence of my children was the sweetest reward I could receive for my e...
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
Some people seemed to get all sunshine, and some all shadow…
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
Be worthy love, and love will come.
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
Watch and pray, dear, never get tired of trying, and never think it is impossible to conquer your fa...
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
My child, the troubles and temptations of your life are beginning, and may be many; but you can over...
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
Mothers can forgive anything! Tell me all, and be sure that I will never let you go, though the whol...
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
I'm afraid I couldn't like him without a spice of human naughtiness.
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
Jo's ambition was to do something very splendid; what it was she had no idea, as yet, but left it fo...
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
When we make little sacrifices we like to have them appreciated, at least…
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
Right Jo better be happy old maids than unhappy wives or unmaidenly girls running about to find husb...
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
I never wanted to go away, and the hard part now is the leaving you all. I'm not afraid, but it seem...
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
…the day had been both unprofitable and unsatisfactory, and he was wishing he could live it over a...
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
Jo's face was a study next day, for the secret rather weighed upon her, and she found it hard not to...
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
…we're twins, and so we love each other more than other people…
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
He looked like an Italian, was dressed like an Englishman, and had the independent air of an America...
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
It takes very little fire to make a great deal of smoke nowadays, and notoriety is not real glory.
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, bu...
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
Housekeeping ain't no joke.
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
…because talent isn't genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or nothi...
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
Don't laugh at the spinsters, dear girls, for often very tender, tragic romances are hidden away in ...
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you und...
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
Gentlemen, be courteous to the old maids, no matter how poor and plain and prim, for the only chival...
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
Queen of my tub, I merrily sing,
While the white foam rises high,
And sturdily wash, and r...
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
Good, old-fashioned ways keep hearts sweet, heads sane, hands busy.
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
My definition [of a philosopher] is of a man up in a balloon, with his family and friends holding th...
LOUISA ALCOTT
Rivalry adds so much to the charms of one's conquests
LOUISA ALCOTT
People don't have fortunes left them in that style nowadays; men have to work and women to marry for...
LOUISA ALCOTT
Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!
LOUISA ALCOTT
I never wanted to go away, and the hard part now is the leaving you all. I'm not afraid, but it seem...
LOUISA ALCOTT
Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction tha...
LOUISA ALCOTT
He looked like an Italian, was dressed like an Englishman, and had the independent air of an America...
LOUISA ALCOTT
If Mr. Clemens cannot think of something better to tell our pure-minded lads and lasses, he had bett...
LOUISA ALCOTT
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
LOUISA ALCOTT