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Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott

Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, Louisa May Alcott and her sisters were home schooled by their philosopher/teacher father, Bronson. Alcott was something of a tomboy, just like her character Jo in "Little Women", her most famous novel. Writing was a passion of hers, and she would often write and tell stories to her sisters and friends. Her first book was published when she was just 22. It …

Date of Birth: November 29, 1832
Date of Death: March 06, 1888


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Louisa May Alcott

"Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary." Louisa May Alcott
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Friends Or Friendship    Quote of the Day   

Louisa May Alcott

"Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won." Louisa May Alcott
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Editor's Pick    inspirational    Quote of the Day    Reform   

Louisa May Alcott

"Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors." Louisa May Alcott
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Education    Graduation   

Louisa May Alcott

"Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!" Louisa May Alcott
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College   

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"Rivalry adds so much to the charms of one's conquests" Louisa May Alcott
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Rivalry   

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
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"Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us-and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning." Louisa May Alcott
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Direction   

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
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Inheritance    Men   

Louisa May Alcott

"I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship." Louisa May Alcott
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Learning   

Louisa May Alcott

"It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women." Louisa May Alcott
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Genius   

Louisa May Alcott

"I never wanted to go away, and the hard part now is the leaving you all. I'm not afraid, but it seems as if I should be homesick for you even in heaven." Louisa May Alcott
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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
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Energy    Talent   

Louisa May Alcott

"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship." Louisa May Alcott
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Louisa May Alcott

"...the words 'we are sisters' went straight to her heart and nestled there." Louisa May Alcott
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Louisa May Alcott

"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." Louisa May Alcott
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Vision   

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
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Women   

Louisa May Alcott

"She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain" Louisa May Alcott
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"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
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Children   

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"I shall love her all my life, shall be to her a faithful friend, and if I can not remain loyal to both God and her I shall renounce her and never see her face again. You call this folly; to me it is a hard duty, and the more I love her the worthier of her will I endevour to become by my own integrity of soul." Louisa May Alcott
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"What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?" Louisa May Alcott
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Mothers   

Louisa May Alcott

"A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well." Louisa May Alcott
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Feelings    Self-control   





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