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Father asked us what was God's noblest work.
by 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

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

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

 

Love is a great beautifier.
- Louisa May Alcott

What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
- Louisa May Alcott

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It takes two flints to make a fire.
- Louisa May Alcott

Housekeeping ain't no joke.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

It was my father who taught me to value myself.
He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that
I was the most precious thing in his life.
- Dawn French

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
- George Herbert

I know that I will never find my father in any other
man who comes into my life,
because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him.
- Halle Berry

My father invented a cure for which there was no disease
and unfortunately my mother caught it and died of it.
- Victor Borge

She got her looks from her father.
He's a plastic surgeon.
- Groucho Marx

My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life.
- Marion Jones

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person,
he believed in me.
- Jim Valvano

There's really no point in having children if you're
not going to be home enough to father them.
- Anthony Edwards

My father was the most rational and the most dispassionate of men.
- Simon Newcomb

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

Thirteen, 13 children, and I love - I love them all.
And I think I've been a good father to all of them.
- Anthony Quinn

My father was my teacher.
But most importantly he was a great dad.
- Beau Bridges

My Father had a profound influence on me.
He was a lunatic.
- Spike Milligan

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

I stopped loving my father a long time ago.
What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
- Anais Nin

The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
- Clara Barton

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

The only important thing I have to say is that my father
never fought against his country.
- Zinedine Zidane

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The most important influence in my childhood was my father.
- DeForest Kelley

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

I don't think children's inner feelings have changed.
They still want a mother and father in the very same house;
they want places to play.
- Beverly Cleary

I'm a father; that's what matters most.
Nothing matters more.
- Gordon Brown

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

I was raised by free-spirited people,
though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.
- Diane Lane

A true king is neither husband nor father;
he considers his throne and nothing else.
- Pierre Corneille

Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours,
I must look her straight in the eyes.
- Prince Charles

Being a father helps me be more responsible...
you see more things than you've ever seen.
- Kid Rock

My grandfather, along with Carnegie,
was a pioneer in philanthropy,
which my father then practiced on a very large scale.
- David Rockefeller


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