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Louisa May Alcott Quotes

About Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott

Life: 1832 - 1888

Country: us flag America

Profession: Writer;

Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 - March 6, 1888) was an American novelist. She is best known for the novel Little Women, published in 1868. This novel is loosely based on her childhood experiences with her three sisters.



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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

- in Little Women, chapter 36

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

- in Little Women

I am angry nearly every day of my life, but I have learned not to show it; and I still try to hope not to feel it, though it may take me another forty years to do it.

~ Louisa May Alcott

- Character of Marmee in Little Women

She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.

~ Louisa May Alcott

"Stay" is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.

~ Louisa May Alcott

Housekeeping ain't no joke.

~ Louisa May Alcott
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