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It takes two flints to make a fire. ...
by Louisa May Alcott

It takes two flints to make a fire.
- Louisa May Alcott

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott PHOTO

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.
- Louisa May Alcott PHOTO

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

 

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

Love is a great beautifier.
- Louisa May Alcott

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.
- Louisa May Alcott

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

Father asked us what was God's noblest work.
Anna said men, but I said babies.
Men are often bad, but babies never are.
- 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

Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.
- Louisa May Alcott

Work is and always has been my salvation and I thank the Lord for it.
- 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

"Stay" is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
- Louisa May Alcott

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

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.
- 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

Housekeeping ain't no joke.
- Louisa May Alcott

Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.
- Louisa May Alcott

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.
- Louisa May Alcott

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

A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell;
And very hard the task I find of governing it well.
- Louisa May Alcott

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,
and the great charm of all power is modesty.
- 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

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

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

Anyone can be passionate, but
it takes real lovers to be silly.
- Rose Franken

Love gives naught but itself
and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not
nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.
- Khalil Gibran

Don't fall for looks, they can deceive.
Don't fall for wealth, in the end it fades away.
Find someone who makes you smile
because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.
- Anonymous

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

He who takes medicine and neglects his diet
wastes the skill of his doctors.
- Chinese Proverb

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
- John Leonard

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A son is a son till he takes him a wife,
a daughter is a daughter all of her life.
- Irish Traditional

Love gives naught but itself
and takes naught but from itself.
- Khalil Gibran

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

It takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.
- Anonymous

Whatever it takes.
- Anonymous

It takes a big cat to be number 2.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers,
but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
- Antony Jay

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

Love is all, it gives all, and it takes all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It takes time to persuade men to do even
what is for their own good.
- Thomas Jefferson

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

Walking takes longer...
than any other known form of locomotion except crawling.
Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.
Life is already too short to waste on speed.
- Edward Abbey

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

Yes! it takes courage to act upon your dreams.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Every loving thought is true.
Everything else is an appeal for healing and help,
regardless of the form it takes.
- A Course In Miracles

It takes discipline and compassion
to awaken the divine in ourselves long enough
to recognize the divine in another.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.
- Eddie Cantor

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Wherever life takes us, there are always moments of wonder.
- Jimmy Carter

If everyone is moving forward together,
then success takes care of itself.
- Henry Ford

The obscure we see eventually.
The completely obvious,
it seems, takes longer.
- Edward R. Murrow

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without
and know we cannot live within.
- James A. Baldwin

It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.
- Lewis B. Smedes

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor,
for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
- Jessamyn West

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue,
but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice;
it whitens only the hair.
- Ira Gershwin

I think the person who takes a job in order to live -
that is to say, for the money -
has turned himself into a slave.
- Joseph Campbell

We all have dreams.
But in order to make dreams come into reality,
it takes an awful lot of determination,
dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
- Jesse Owens

It takes more than just a good looking body.
You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
- Epictetus

It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage,
to put together a family and a home.
- Elizabeth Edwards


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