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Louisa May Alcott
(1832-1888) born on
Nov 29
US novelist. Her book "Little Women," 1868, sold millions of copies.
         
   
F
Rome took all the vanity out of me; for after seeing the wonders there, I felt too insignificant to live, and gave up all my foolish hopes in despair.

R
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.
A
All is fish that comes to the literary net. Goethe puts his joys and sorrows into poems, I turn my adventures into bread and butter.
N
Fame is a pearl many dive for and only a few bring up. Even when they do, it is not perfect, and they sigh for more, and lose better things in struggling for them.
K
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 . . .
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Amy March, in "Little Women," pt. 2, ch. 16, 1869.
R: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
A: "Jou."
N: "Jo's Boys," 1886.
K: Mrs. March to her daughter Amy, in "Little Women," pt. 1, ch. 7, 1868.
   


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