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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
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Louisa May Alcott
“Laurie, you're an angel! How shall I ever thank you?"
"Fly at me again. I rather liked it," said Laurie, looking
mischievous, a thing he had not done for a fortnight.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
“We'll all grow up Meg, no pretending we won't.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
“...the love, respect, and confidence of my children was the sweetest reward I could receive for my efforts to be the woman I would have them copy.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
“Love is a great beautifier.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
“Don't laugh at the spinsters, dear girls, for often very tender, tragic romances are hidden away in the hearts that beat so quietly under the sober gowns, and many silent sacrifices of youth, health, ambition, love itself, make the faded faces beautiful in God's sight. Even the sad, sour sisters should be kindly dealt with, because they have missed the sweetest part of life, if for no other reason.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
“...for love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
“I keep turning over new leaves, and spoiling them, as I used to spoil my copybooks; and I make so many beginnings there never will be an end. (Jo March)”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

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, Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
“She began to see that character is a better possession than money, rank, intellect, or beauty, and to feel that if greatness is what a wise man has defined it to be, 'truth, reverence, and good will,' then her friend Friedrich Bhaer was not only good, but great.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
“Jo's breath gave out here, and wrapping her head in the paper, she bedewed her little story with a few natural tears, for to be independent and earn the praise of those she loved were the dearest wishes of her heart, and this seemed to be the first step toward that happy end.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
“Gentlemen, be courteous to the old maids, no matter how poor and plain and prim, for the only chivalry worth having is that which is the readiest to to pay deference to the old, protect the feeble, and serve womankind, regardless of rank, age, or color.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
“I want to do something splendid...something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead. I don't know what, but I'm on the watch for it and mean to astonish you all someday.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
“I like good strong words that mean something…”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
“…she was one of those happily created beings who please without effort, make friends everywhere, and take life so gracefully and easily that less fortunate souls are tempted to believe that such are born under a lucky star.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
“A quick temper, sharp tongue, and restless spirit were always getting her into scrapes, and her life was a series of ups and downs, which were both comic and pathetic.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
“He was poor, yet always appeared to be giving something away; a stranger, yet everyone was his friend; no longer young, but as happy-hearted as a boy; plain and peculiar, yet his face looked beautiful to many.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
“You are like a chestnut burr, prickly outside, but silky-soft within, and a sweet kernel, if one can only get at it. Love will make you show your heart some day, and then the rough burr will fall off.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
“Be worthy love, and love will come.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
“I have nothing to give but my heart so full and these empty hands."

"They're not empty now.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
“Your father, Jo. He never loses patience, never doubts or complains, but always hopes, and works and waits so cheerfully that one is ashamed to do otherwise before him.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women


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