Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) American novelist, children's writer

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Now we are expected to be as wise as men who have had generations of all the help there is, and we scarcely anything. - Louisa May Alcott

'Please, sir, is this Plumfield?' asked a ragged boy of the man who opened the great gate at which the omnibus left him. - Louisa May Alcott

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions. - Louisa May Alcott

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. - Louisa May Alcott

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

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

Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honours! - Louisa May Alcott

Make each day useful and cheerful and prove that you know the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be happy, old age without regret and life a beautiful success. - Louisa May Alcott

Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know. - Louisa May Alcott