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 Louisa May Alcott - “...the words 'we are sisters' went straight to her heart and nestled there.”
 Errol Alcott - “From the x-rays, there doesn't seem to be any major (fracture) but we are waiting for a full report on that. Every ankle injury is different but I think we are faced with a (serious) tear of the lateral ligament and there is associated bone bruising.”
 Errol Alcott - “Although Ricky was unhampered by his injury in batting and fielding sessions, we consider it more prudent to rest him.”
 Errol Alcott - “He will undergo intensive treatment and will be reassessed late next week.”
 Louisa May Alcott - “Simple, sincere people seldom speak much of their piety. It shows itself in acts rather than in words, and has more influence than homilies or protestations.”
 Louisa May Alcott - “There are many Beths in the world, shy and quiet, sitting in corners till needed, and living for others so cheerfully that no one sees the sacrifices till the little cricket on the hearth stops chirping, and the sweet, sunshiny presence vanishes, leaving silence and shadow behind.”
 Louisa May Alcott - “Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death. Like a confiding child, she asked no questions, but left everything to God and nature, Father and Mother of us all, feeling sure that they, and they only, could teach and strengthen heart and spirit for this life and the life to come.”
 Louisa May Alcott - “. . . love is a great beautifier.”
 Louisa May Alcott - “Love is a flower that grows in any soil, works its sweet miracles undaunted by autumn frost or winter snow, blooming fair and fragrant all the year, and blessing those who give and those who receive.”
 Louisa May Alcott - “. . . for 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.”
 Derek Walcott - “The sigh of History rises over ruins, not over landscapes, and in the Antilles there are few ruins to sigh over, apart from the ruins of sugar estates and abandoned forts.”
 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”
 Amos Alcott - “A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.”
 Theo Walcott - “I've played in the Championship, played over 20 games now, and played against men. Apparently it's really quick in the Championship and you get a little bit more time in the Premiership, I've heard.”
 Errol Alcott - “It's nothing we're too unhappy about. Basically, the joint is irritated. We'd like more time of course but we're confident he's responding to treatment. He'll have more treatment today and we'll reassess him.”
 Errol Alcott - “He has been put on an intravenous drip giving him antibiotics. He is comfortable and will be kept in overnight. The doctors are confident he is going to respond but he won't travel to Manchester with the team tomorrow.”
 Louisa May Alcott - “Never use a long word when a short one will do”
 Louisa May Alcott - “Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.”
 Derek Walcott - “I have always been fascinated by the musical talent, the calypso, the carnival and the sweet sound of pan, ... Trinidad was the best place to host the world premier and to display the vast local talent.”
 Derek Walcott - “Because that is what such a city is, in the New World, a writer's heaven.”
 Louisa May Alcott - “Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling”
 Louisa May Alcott - “If Mr. Clemens cannot think of something better to tell our pure-minded lads and lasses, he had better stop writing for them.”
 Derek Walcott - “We make too much of that long groan which underlines the past.”
 Errol Alcott - “It's very encouraging because he's not feeling much pain at all in everyday activities, which he did before. But it's very hard to imitate match stresses. You certainly can't do it clinically and even in the nets it's difficult. Unless you can put them into first-class cricket to play a game, it's very hard to know.”
 Errol Alcott - “During the two-day game at Northampton, in the 11th over of the game, he bowled a bouncer and felt some sharp pain in his right elbow and got the usual joint symptoms of weakness and dysfunction with it, and it's gone on from there.”

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