Favorite Quotations ~† Louisa May Alcott Little Women

"Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!" ~ Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott

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

My definition (of a philosopher) is a man up in a balloon, with his family and friends holding the ropes which confine him to earth and trying to haul him down.

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

I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.

Never use a long word when a short one will do as well.

There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long.

To succeed is nothing; it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.

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

"Stay" is a charming word in a friendís vocabulary.

Make each day useful and cheerful and prove that you know the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be happy, old age without regret and life a beautiful success.

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

Housekeeping ain't no joke. ~ Little Women

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; then they act upon it, and if it succeeds, they give the weaker vessel half the credit of it; if it fails, they generously give her the whole.

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