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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.
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In her secret soul, however, she decided that politics were as bad as mathematics, and that the mission of politicians seemed to be calling each other names…
Love is the only thing we can carry with us when we go and it makes the end so easy.
Don't try to make me grow up before my time…
…possessed of that indescribable charm called grace.
He who believes is strong he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions. He who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.
Mothers have need of sharp eyes and discreet tongueswhen they have girls to manage
I think this power of living in our children is one of the sweetest things in the world…
Madam de Stael pronounced architecture to be frozen music so is statuary crystalized spirituality.
Many of the bravest never are known, and get no praise. [But]that does not lessen their beauty...
It's lovely to see people so happy.
There are things that mothers can manage best when they do their duty.
Wild roses are fairest, and nature a better gardener than art.
…what splendid dreams young people build upon a word, and how bitter is the pain when the bright bubbles burst.
Love is a great beautifier.
I wish wearing flat-irons on our heads would keep us from growing up. But buds will be roses, and kittens, cats, - more's the pity!
…because talent isn't genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or nothing.
Jo carried her love of liberty and hate of conventionalities to such and unlimited extent that she naturally found herself worsted in an argument.
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
Love Jo all your days, if you choose, but don't let it spoil you, for it's wicked to throw away so many good gifts because you can't have the one you want.
I never wanted to go away, and the hard part now is the leaving you all. I'm not afraid, but it seems as if I should be homesick for you even in heaven.
It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.
It’s bad enough to be a girl, anyway, when I like boys’ games and work and manners!
Many can argue not many converse.
leave him free, and the mere sense of liberty would content him, joined to the knowledge that his presence was dear to those whom he loved best.
…on some occasions, women, like dreams, go by contraries.
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.
Conceit spoils the finest genius.
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can
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.
I like good strong words that mean something…
…no person, no matter how vivid an imagination he may have, can invent anything half so droll as the freaks and fancies that originate in the lively brains of little people.
Send me all the advice you like. I'll use as much as I can.
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.
Dan clung to her in speechless gratitude, feeling the blessedness of mother love, — that divine gift which comforts, purifies, and strengthens all who seek it.
And mother-like, Mrs. Jo forgot the threatened chastisement in tender lamentations over the happy scapegrace…
We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.
…proved that woman isn't a half but a whole human being, and can stand alone.
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.
I want to be great or nothing. I won't be a commonplace dauber so I don't intend to try any more.
You can go through the world with your elbows out and your nose in the air, and call it independence, if you like. That's not my way.
That was all I wanted!" whispered Polly, in a tone which caused him to feel that the race of angels was not entirely extinct.
Young things like you don't need any ornaments but those you wear to-night: youth, health, intelligence, and modesty.
Some books are so familiar, reading them is like being home again.
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.
I'm not afraid of storms for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain