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  • Jo's face was a study next day, for the secret rather weighed upon her, and she found it hard not to look mysterious and important. Meg observed it, but did not troubled herself to make inquiries, for she had learned that the best way to manage Jo was by the law of contraries, so she felt sure of being told everything if she did not ask.
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • Watch and pray, dear, never get tired of trying, and never think it is impossible to conquer your fault.
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • During the fifteen minutes that followed, the proud and sensitive girl suffered a shame and pain which she never forgot. To others it might seem a ludicrous or trivial affair, but to her it was a hard experience, for during the twelve years of her life she had been governed by love alone
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • 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")

  • Laurie felt just then that his heart was entirely broken and the world a howling wilderness.
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")


  • We each are young, we each have a heart, Oh, why should we thus stand coldly apart
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • Every few weeks she would shut herself up in her room, put on her scribbling suit, and fall into a vortex, as she expressed it, writing way at her novel with all her heart and soul, for till that was finished she could find no peace.
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • I wish I had no heart, it aches so…
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • Let us be elegant or die! --Amy
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • We'll all grow up Meg, no pretending we won't.
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • For in that sad yet happy hour, she had learned not only the bitterness of remorse and despair, but the sweetness of self-denial and self-control, and led by her mother's hand, she had drawn nearer to the Friend who always welcomes every child with a love stronger than that of any father, tenderer than that of any mother.
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • I'd rather take coffee than compliments just now.
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • Love covers a multitude of sins…
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • Well, I am happy, and I won't fret, but it does seem as if the more one gets the more one wants…
    (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

  • 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")


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