Louisa May Alcott was born 29 November 1832, and died 6 March 1888
- 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.
- Many argue; not many converse.
- She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.
- That is a good book it seems to me, which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.
- I believe that it is as much a right and duty for women to do something with their lives as for men and we are not going to be satisfied with such frivolous parts as you give us.
- It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.
- I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.
- Love is a great beautifier.
- Life is like college; may I graduate and earn some honours.
- Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.
Alcott was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo’s Boys. A feminist and abolitionist, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau.
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