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  • Being a domestic man, John decidedly missed the wifely attentions he had been accustomed to receive, but as he adored his babies, he cheerfully relinquished his comfort for a time, supposing with masculine ignorance that peace would soon be restored.
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • I almost wish I hadn't any conscience, it's so inconvenient. If I didn't care about doing the right and didn't feel uncomfortable when doing wrong, I should get on capitally.
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • I'm afraid I couldn't like him without a spice of human naughtiness.
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • Oh, Jo, how could you? Your one beauty.
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • Wouldn't it be fun if all the castles in the air which we make could come true and we could live in them?
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")


  • But he did, oh, bless you, yes, hundreds of times, and so did Meg, both declaring that it was the sweetest jelly they ever made; for family peace was preserved in that little family jar.
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • I am lonely, sometimes, but I dare say it's good for me…
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • In her secret soul, however, she decided that politics were as bad as mathematics, and that the mission of politicians seemed to be calling each other names…
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • Right Jo better be happy old maids than unhappy wives or unmaidenly girls running about to find husbands.
    (Louisa May Alcott, "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.
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • But please hug and kiss me, everyone, and don't mind my dress, I want a great many crumples of this sort put into it today.
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • I could have been a great many things.
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • It was forunate that tea was at hand, to produce a lull and provide refreshment...
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • She preferred imaginary heroes to real ones, because when tired of them, the former could be shut up in the tin kitchen till called for, and the latter were less manageable.
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • You are the gull, Jo, strong and wild, fond of the storm and the wind, flying far out to sea, and happy all alone.
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")


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