23 Little Women Quotes to Recite to The Ladies in Your Life

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23 Little Women Quotes That Even Jo March Would Be Proud Of

If you can't wait for the newest Little Women movie why not relive some of the great quotes from the novel?

Louisa May Alcott's classic tale of the March sisters might've been required reading in school but it's a fantastic book that withstands time. If you haven't picked it up in a while, take a look at some Little Women quotes that'll surely inspire you to reread the classic novel once more!

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Little Women Quotes

  • "I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship." - Amy March

  • "Time erodes such beauty, but what it cannot diminish is the wonderful workings of your mind: your humor, your kindness, and your moral courage." - Marmee March

  • "I am angry nearly every day of my life, Jo, but I've learned not to show it. And I still hope not to feel it." - Marmee March

  • "You are too much alike and too fond of freedom, not to mention hot tempers and strong wills, to get on happily together, in a relation which needs infinite patience and forbearance, as well as love." - Marmee March

  • "I don't see how you can write and act such splendid things, Jo. You're a regular Shakespeare!" - Beth March

  • "I only mean to say that I have a feeling that it never was intended I should live long. I'm not like the rest of you. I never made any plans about what I'd do when I grew up. I never thought of being married, as you all did. I couldn't seem to imagine myself anything but stupid little Beth, trotting about at home, of no use anywhere but there." - Beth March

  • "I may be mercenary, but I hate poverty, and don't mean to bear it a minute longer than I can help. One of us must marry well. Meg didn't, Jo won't, Beth can't yet, so I shall, and make everything okay all round." - Amy March

Louisa May Alcott Quotes from Little Women

  • "Watch and pray, dear, never get tired of trying, and never think it is impossible to conquer your fault."

  • "I'd rather take coffee than compliments right now."

  • "Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds."

  • "I've got the key to the castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen."

  • "Let us be elegant or die!"

  • "Watch and pray, dear, never get tired of trying, and never think it is impossible to conquer your fear."

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

  • "So she enjoyed herself heartily, and found, what isn't always the case, that her granted wish was all she had hoped."

  • "Love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride."

Jo March Little Women Quotes

  • "I do think that families are the most beautiful things in all the world!"

  • "I don't like to doze by the fire. I like adventures, and I'm going to find some."

  • "Don't mind me. I'm as happy as a cricket here."

  • "I'll try and be what he loves to call me, 'a little woman,' and not be rough and wild, but do my duty here instead of wanting to be somewhere else."

  • "There should always be one old maid in a family."

  • "I find it poor logic to say that because women are good, women should vote. Men do not vote because they are good; they vote because they are male, and women should vote, not because we are angels and men are animals, but because we are human beings and citizens of this country."

  • "I'm happy as I am, and love my liberty too well to be in a hurry to give it up for any mortal man."

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