"What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?"
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Louisa May Alcott on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Louisa May Alcott on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Louisa May Alcott on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Louisa May Alcott on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Louisa May Alcott on Pablo Picasso
"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."