The best Quotations


Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Love is a great beautifier.
- Louisa May Alcott

A little kingdom i possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; and very hard the task i find of governing it well.
- Louisa May Alcott

Conceit spoils the finest genius. there is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
- Louisa May Alcott

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.
- Louisa May Alcott

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.
- Louisa May Alcott

Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.
- Louisa May Alcott

Housekeeping ain't no joke.
- Louisa May Alcott

I'm not afraid of storms, for i'm learning to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.
- Louisa May Alcott

It takes two flints to make a fire.
- Louisa May Alcott

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.
- Louisa May Alcott

Life is my college. may i graduate well, and earn some honors.
- Louisa May Alcott

People don't have fortunes left them in that style nowadays; men have to work and women to marry for money. it's a dreadfully unjust world.
- Louisa May Alcott

Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
- Louisa May Alcott

Talent isn't genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. i want to be great, or nothing. i won't be a commonplace dauber, so i don't intend to try any more.
- Louisa May Alcott

What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
- Louisa May Alcott

It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. it's only necessary to be rich.
- Alan Alda

It's too bad i'm not as wonderful a person as people say i am, because the world could use a few people like that.
- Alan Alda

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. what you'll discover will be wonderful. what you'll discover is yourself.
- Alan Alda

Books that have become classics - books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal - always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay.
- Thomas B. Aldrich

Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.
- Thomas B. Aldrich

Gracious to all, to none subservient, without offense he spoke the word he meant.
- Thomas B. Aldrich

The man who suspects his own tediousness is yet to be born.
- Thomas B. Aldrich

The ocean moans over dead men's bones.
- Thomas B. Aldrich


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Quotation There must be a goal at every stage of life! There must be a goal! - writer
Quotation I am struck by the way people behave on the Tube. They look at each other beadily and inquisitively, and something goes on in their thoughts which must be equivalent to the way dogs and other animals, when they meet, sniff each other's arses and nuzzle each other's fur. - writer
Quotation I'm the end of the line; absurd and appalling as it may seem, serious New York theater has died in my lifetime. - writer
Quotation The poker player learns that sometimes both science and common sense are wrong; that the bumblebee can fly; that, perhaps, one should never trust an expert; that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of by those with an academic bent. - writer
Quotation The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them. - writer
Quotation The mother as a social servant instead of a home servant will not lack in true mother duty. From her work, loved and honored though it is, she will return to her home life, the child life, with an eager, ceaseless pleasure, cleansed of all the fret and fraction and weariness that so mar it now. - writer