The best Quotations


We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Who knows, the mind has the key to all things besides.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

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


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Quotation Man is an intelligence, not served by, but in servitude to his organs. - writer
Quotation and therefore are they very dangerous." - writer
Quotation The mind is always the patsy of the heart. - writer
Quotation I strove with none; for none was worth my strife. - writer
Quotation Who will not suffer labor in this world, let him not be born. - writer
Quotation I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names, and - I can't remember what the third thing is. - writer