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Famous Louisa May Alcott Quotes

Listed in: Inspirational Quotes

On Love:

Love is a great beautifier.

Smile on us as we come,
Your grief has been our punishment,
Your love has led us home.
(From: The Rose Family – Song II)

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.

Be worthy love, and love will come.
(From: Little Women)

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.
(From: Little Women)

On Life:

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.

O lesson well and wisely taught
Stay with me to the last,
That all my life may better be
For the trial that is past.
(From: The Rose Family – Song II)

Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors.

If life is often so hard as this, I don’t see how we ever shall get through it…
(From: Little Women)