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.
I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
John Brooke is acting dreadfully, and Meg likes it!
Dolls are safe companions.
The mere possession of a gun is, in itself, an urge to kill, not only by design, but by accident, by madness, by fright, by bravado.
O vanity, mislead no more!
I want to do something splendid" Something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead" I think I shall write books.
Meg's high-heeled slippers were dreadfully tight, and hurt her, though she would not own it; and Jo's nineteen hair-pins all seemed stuck straight into her head, which was not exactly comfortable; but, dear me, let us be elegant or die.
Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can
Oft in the silence of the night,When the lonely moon rides high,When wintry winds are whistling,And we hear the owl's shrill cry,In the quiet, dusky chamber,By the flickering firelight,Rising up between two sleepers,Comes a spirit all in white.
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.
A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.
Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds.
Mothers can forgive anything! Tell me all, and be sure that I will never let you go, though the whole world should turn from you.
If we are all alive ten years hence, let's meet, and see how many of us have got our wishes, or how much nearer we are then than now.
Money is the root of all evil, and yet it is such a useful root that we cannot get on without it any more than we can without potatoes.
If you feel your value lies in being merely decorative, I fear that someday you might find yourself believing that's all that you really are. Time erodes all such beauty, but what it cannot diminish is the wonderful workings of your mind: Your humor, your kindness, and your moral courage. These are the things I cherish so in you. I so wish I could give my girls a more just world. But I know you'll make it a better place." - Marmee, Little Women
The emerging woman ... will be strong-minded, strong-hearted, strong-souled, and strong-bodied...strength and beauty must go together.
Love scenes, if genuine, are indescribable; for to those who have enacted them the most elaborate description seems tame, and to those who have not, the simplest picture seems overdone.
The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
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.
Wild roses are fairest, and nature a better gardener than art.
life and love are very precious when both are in full bloom.
Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out of his wits for the fun of it.
She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.
Let us be elegant or die! -Amy
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.
Preserve your memories, keep them well, what you forget you can never retell.
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)
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.
I think immortality is the passing of a soul through many lives or experiences, and such as are truly lived, used and learned, help on to the next, each growing richer, happier and higher, carrying with it only the real memories of what has gone before.
I ask not for any crown But that which all may win; Nor try to conquer any world Except the one within.
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.
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.
You are the gull, Jo, strong and wild, fond of the storm and the wind, flying far out to sea, and happy all alone.
Life is like college; may I graduate and earn some honors.
I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.