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 Louisa May Alcott - “...the words 'we are sisters' went straight to her heart and nestled there.”
 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.”
 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 - “Never use a long word when a short one will do”
 Louisa May Alcott - “Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.”
 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.”
 Louisa May Alcott - “I like to help women help themselves, as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question. Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to, and I don't think any one will deny us.”
 Louisa May Alcott - “Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.”
 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 - “Talent isn't genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or nothing. I won't be a commonplace dauber, so I don't intend to try any more.”
 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 - “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 - “Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors.”
 Louisa May Alcott - “She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners.”
 Louisa May Alcott - “Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents”
 Louisa May Alcott - “The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting.”
 Louisa May Alcott - “Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad babies never are.”
 Louisa May Alcott - “She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain”
 Louisa May Alcott - “He looked like an Italian, was dressed like an Englishman, and had the independent air of an American--a combination which caused sundry pairs of feminine eyes to look approvingly after him, and sundry dandies in black velvet suits, with rose-colored neckties, buff gloves, and orange flowers in their buttonholes, to shrug their shoulders, and then envy him his inches.”

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