Louisa May Alcott Quotes

I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now.

Love is a great beautifier.

I wish wearing flat-irons on our heads would keep us from growing up. But buds will be roses, and kittens, cats,—more’s the pity!

I hate to see things going all criss-cross and getting snarled up, when a pull here and a snip there would straighten it out.

Be worthy love, and love will come.

My mother always declared that I was an abolitionist at the age of three. During the Garrison riot in Boston the portrait of George Thompson was hidden under a bed in our house for safe-keeping, and I am told that I used to go and comfort ‘the good man who helped poor slaves’ in his […]

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.

My Lady… had yet to learn that money cannot buy refinement of nature, that rank does not always confer nobility, and that true breeding makes itself felt in spite of drawbacks.

Lovely weather so far. I don’t know how long it will last, but I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.

Housekeeping ain’t no joke.