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He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
by Louisa May Alcott

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

Related topics: Positive

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

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

Housekeeping ain't no joke.
- Louisa May Alcott

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It takes two flints to make a fire.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Everyone believes that their beliefs are the right ones -
that is why they are called beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend is someone who understands my past,
believes in my future,
and accepts me just the way I am.
- Anonymous

A true friend is one who believes in you
when you have ceased to believe in yourself.
- Anonymous

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

Anyone can heal who believes that he can
and will take the time to put that belief into motion.
- Ernest Holmes

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand,
nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship;
it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one
when he discovers that someone else believes in him
and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.
- James Feibleman

Who so loves believes the impossible.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels,
levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
- Ambrose Bierce

Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing
his decision on stem cell research.
He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution.
- Jay Leno

Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet
believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

Nobody really believes in equality anyway.
- Warren Farrell

America believes in education: the average professor
earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
- Evan Esar

A faith is a necessity to a man.
Woe to him who believes in nothing.
- Victor Hugo

Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie,
but admits than under analysis some of them won't stand up either.
- Evan Esar

Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself,
he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor.
- E. B. White

No intelligent man believes that anybody ever willingly
errs or willingly does base and evil deeds;
they are well aware that all who do base and evil things to them unwillingly.
- Protagoras

Nobody believes it, but I slept on a futon till I was 13.
- Balthazar Getty

Drummers don't write - or at least, that's what everybody believes.
- Tony Williams

A man calumniated is doubly injured -
first by him who utters the calumny,
and then by him who believes it.
- Herodotus

He who believes in freedom of the will has never loved and never hated.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

I like exposing myself.
There's not an awful lot that embarrasses me.
I'm the kind of actress who absolutely believes in exposing herself.
- Kate Winslet

Man makes holy what he believes.
- Ernest Renan

An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is
looking for a way to get out.
- George Jean Nathan

Gates is the ultimate programming machine.
He believes everything can be defined,
examined, reduced to essentials, and rearranged into
a logical sequence that will achieve a particular goal.
- Stewart Alsop

That's kind of like how jazz is sometimes.
You're out there predicting the future,
and no one believes you.
- Branford Marsalis

I find it both fascinating and disconcerting when I
discover yet another person who believes that writing can't be taught.
Frankly, I don't understand this point of view.
- Elizabeth George

A consistent soul believes in destiny,
a capricious one in chance.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Every man at the bottom of his heart believes that he is a born detective.
- John Buchan

A person himself believes that all the other portraits
are good likenesses except the one of himself.
- Edvard Munch

Every historian with professional standards speaks
or writes what he believes to be true.
- Samuel E. Morison

I wish all consumers were as gullible as advertising's biggest critics.
Anyone who believes advertising is that powerful will believe almost anything.
- Jef I. Richards

Since a politician never believes what he says,
he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
- Charles de Gaulle

A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to
be true he generally believes to be true.
- Demosthenes

In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything,
the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is,
in the long run, the easiest.
- Henry Miller

There is no lie that a man will not believe;
and there is no man who does not believe many lies;
and there is no man who believes only lies.
- John Sterling

An extreme optimist is a man who believes that humanity
will probably survive even if it doesn't take his advice.
- John McCarthy

If I have someone who believes in me,
I can move mountains.
- Diana Ross

By night an atheist half believes in a God.
- Edward Young

Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A clown's makeup and character, that's all he has to sell.
He loves and believes in that character.
- Emmett Kelly

I've always believed in writing without a collaborator,
because where two people are writing the same book,
each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties.
- Agatha Christie


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