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

- Louisa May Alcott

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

- Louisa May Alcott

You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.

- 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

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

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

- Louisa May Alcott

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

- Louisa May Alcott

She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners.

- Louisa May Alcott

Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.

- 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