Young people think they never can change, but they do in the most wonderful manner, and very few die of broken hearts.
—Louisa May Alcott
Prosperity suits some people, and they blossom best in a glow of sunshine; others need the shade, and are the sweeter for a touch of frost.
…growing pale and sober with the thought that her fate was soon to be decided; for, like all young people, she was sure that her whole life could be settled by one human creature, quite...
It’s lovely to see people so happy.
Boys don’t gush, so I can stand it. The last time I let in a party of girls, one fell into my arms and said, “Darling, love me!” I wanted to shake her,’ answered Mrs....
…what splendid dreams young people build upon a word, and how bitter is the pain when the bright bubbles burst.
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.
…having learned that people cannot be moulded like clay…
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.
…she rejoiced as only mothers can in the good fortunes of their children.
And mother-like, Mrs. Jo forgot the threatened chastisement in tender lamentations over the happy scapegrace…
I think this power of living in our children is one of the sweetest things in the world…
I’m tired of praise; and love is very sweet, when it is simple and sincere like this.
Men are always ready to die for us, but not to make our lives worth having. Cheap sentiment and bad logic.
…that’s what old people are here for, — else their experience is of little use.
I do like men who come out frankly and own that they are not gods.
…for action is always easier than quiet waiting.
…men never forgive like women.
On, I don’t think I’m a genius!’ cried Josie, growing calm and sober as she listened to the melodious voice and looked into the expressive face that filled her with confidence, so strong, sincere and...
I can get on with wild beasts first-rate; but men rile me awfully…
…a woman’s always safe and comfortable when a fellow’s down on his luck.
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