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 Amos Bronson Alcott - “To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.”
 Amos Bronson Alcott - “Our ideals are our better selves.”
 Amos Bronson Alcott - “Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.”
 Amos Bronson Alcott - “First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.”
 Louisa May Alcott - “Fame is a pearl many dive for and only a few bring up. Even when they do, it is not perfect, and they sigh for more, and lose better things in struggling for them.”
 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 - “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 - “Rome took all the vanity out of me for after seeing the wonders there, I felt too insignificant to live, and gave up all my foolish hopes in despair.”
 Louisa May Alcott - “People want to be amused, not preached at, you know. Morals don't sell nowadays.”
 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 - “It takes very little fire to make a great deal of smoke nowadays, and notoriety is not real glory.”
 Louisa May Alcott - “Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors”
 Louisa May Alcott - “It takes two flints to make a fire.”
 Louisa May Alcott - “What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles”
 Louisa May Alcott - “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.”
 Louisa May Alcott - “People don't have fortunes left them in that style nowadays men have to work and women to marry for money. It's a dreadfully unjust world.”
 Louisa May Alcott - “Dont shut yourself up in a band box because you are a woman, but understand what is going on, and educate yourself to take part in the world's work, for it all affects you and yours.”
 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 - “My definition of a philosopher is of 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.”
 Amos Bronson Alcott - “There is virtue in country houses, in gardens and orchards, in fields, streams and groves, in rustic recreations and plain manners, that neither cities nor universities enjoy.”
 Amos Bronson Alcott - “Civilization degrades the many to exalt the few.”
 Amos Bronson Alcott - “The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.”
 Amos Bronson Alcott - “The traveled mind is the universal mind educated from exclusiveness and egotism.”
 Amos Bronson Alcott - “That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.”
 Amos Bronson Alcott - “While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.”

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