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Louisa May Alcott Quotes

Louisa May Alcott
1832 - 1888
American Novelist

Enjoy our collection of inspirational quotes by the famous author, Louisa May Alcott. May you find inspiration in her words.


Help one another, is part of the religion of sisterhood.
Louisa May Alcott

Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.
Louisa May Alcott

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.
Louisa May Alcott

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

You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Louisa May Alcott

We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving. And we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.
Louisa May Alcott

A faithful friend is a strong defense; and he that hath found him hath found a treasure.
Louisa May Alcott

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


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Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. Louisa May Alcott

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. Louisa May Alcott

Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable. Louisa May Alcott

Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors! Louisa May Alcott, more graduation quotes to share

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

It takes two flints to make a fire. Louisa May Alcott

Love is a great beautifier. Louisa May Alcott, also in our collection of Best Love Sayings

Never use a long word when a short one will do. Louisa May Alcott

Resolve to take fate by the throat and shake a living out of her. Louisa May Alcott

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

Love is the only thing that we can carry with us when we go, and it makes the end so easy. Louisa May Alcott

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

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