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Wise Louisa May Alcott Quotes

May you find great value in these quotes by Louisa May Alcott.

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

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

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

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

 

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority
is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

Whenever you are angry, be assured that
it is not only a present evil,
but that you have increased a habit.
- Epictetus

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

All decisions and all actions
(and inactions) have consequences -
not rightness or wrongness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust only movement.
Life happens at the level of events, not of words.
Trust movement.
- Alfred Adler

I surrender to life as it is, not as it should be.
- Richard Carlson

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Know that you have a choice about
everything you do and everything you do not do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A contradiction can not exist in reality.
Not in part, nor in whole.
- Terry Goodkind

All the suffering, stress, and addiction
comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

We learn more by looking for the answer
to a question and not finding it
than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue;
Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
- Lao Tzu

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth.
- Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Fear not death; for the sooner we die,
the longer shall we be immortal.
- Benjamin Franklin

I find hope in the darkest of days,
and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

It is nearly a certainty that some
of your expectations will not be met today -
choose Joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

It's not what you don't know that kills you,
it's what you know for sure that ain't true.
- Mark Twain

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock,
the stream always wins -
not through strength but by perseverance.
- The Buddha

A reflection of life is not life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When an inner situation is not made conscious,
it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -
it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

The true sign of intelligence
is not knowledge but imagination.
- Albert Einstein

I walk the path - the way - the way of ways -
to the end that is not an end.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive,
but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

The unexamined life is not worth living.
- Socrates


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