"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."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Louisa May Alcott on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Louisa May Alcott on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Louisa May Alcott on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Louisa May Alcott on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Louisa May Alcott on Booker T. Washington
"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."
"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."
"Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged."
"Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen the more select, the more enjoyable."
"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."
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