Louisa May Alcott Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old louisa may alcott quotes, louisa may alcott sayings, and louisa may alcott proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


…The violin — that most human of all instruments…     

Louisa May Alcott

Rivalry adds so much to the charms of one's conquests.     

Louisa May Alcott

Concentrate, play your game, and don't be afraid to win.     

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

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.     

Louisa May Alcott

Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.     

Louisa May Alcott

November is the most disagreeable month in the whole year.     

Louisa May Alcott

A holiday isn't a holiday, without plenty of freedom and fun.     

Louisa May Alcott

Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn’t worth ruling.     

Louisa May Alcott

Salt is like good-humor, and nearly every thing is better for a pinch of it.     

Louisa May Alcott

Salt is like good-humor, and nearly every thing is better for a pinch of it.     

Louisa May Alcott

Cast your bread upon the waters, and after many days it will come back buttered.     

Louisa May Alcott

Books are always good company if you have the right sort.     

Louisa May Alcott

Sat like a bronze statue of despair.      

Louisa May Alcott

Cheerfulness can change misfortune into love and friends.     

Louisa May Alcott

Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.     

Louisa May Alcott

I like to help women help themselves, as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question. Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to, and I don't think any one will deny us.      

Louisa May Alcott

The emerging woman ... will be strong-minded, strong-hearted, strong-souled, and strong-bodied ... strength and beauty must go together.     

Louisa May Alcott

Don't try to make me grow up before my time.     

Louisa May Alcott

I think she is growing up, and so begins to dream dreams, and have hopes and fears and fidgets, without knowing why or being able to explain them.     

Louisa May Alcott

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.     

Louisa May Alcott

Wild roses are fairest, and nature a better gardener than art.     

Louisa May Alcott

A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him found a treasure.     

Louisa May Alcott

We're twins, and so we love each other more than other people.     

Louisa May Alcott

Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!     

Louisa May Alcott

I'd rather take coffee than compliments just now.     

Louisa May Alcott

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.     

Louisa May Alcott

To light the poorest home; hearts warmer grow.     

Louisa May Alcott

I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.     

Louisa May Alcott

Some people seemed to get all sunshine, and some all shadow.     

Louisa May Alcott