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Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event
by 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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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Housekeeping ain't no joke.
- 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

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

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

It takes people a long time to learn the difference
between talent and genius,
especially ambitious young men and women.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

It takes two flints to make a fire.
- 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

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

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

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

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The truth is like a scalpel. The truth is painful.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth,
but delicious in the years of maturity.
- Albert Einstein

Humans do have an amazing capacity
for believing what they choose,
and excluding that which is painful.
- Spock (character in Star Trek television series)

The most painful and debilitating fear is fear of the unknown.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Solitude is painful when one is young,
but delightful when one is more mature.
- Albert Einstein

It hurts to love someone
and not be loved in return,
but what is more painful is to love
someone and never find the courage
to let that person know how you feel.
- Anonymous

A good-bye is never painful unless
you're never going to say hello again.
- Anonymous

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends -
you're safe in doing it.
But if you take the slightest pleasure in it,
that's the time to hold your tongue.
- Alice Duer Miller

I'm involved in the stock market, which is fun and,
sometimes, very painful.
- Regis Philbin

I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced
that my looks were hideous.
Adolescence is painful for everyone,
I know,
but mine was plain weird.
- Uma Thurman

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful
death than animals that know nothing.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

I find it painful and angering to look in a mirror.
- Jack Henry Abbott

Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour,
content to dwell in decencies for ever.
- Alexander Pope

The unflattering reviews are painful for short periods of time;
the badly written ones are deeply,
deeply insulting.
That reviewer took no time to really read the book.
- Toni Morrison

Catholicism is not a soothing religion.
It's a painful religion.
We're all gluttons for punishment.
- Madonna Ciccone

I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
- Thomas Jefferson

Everything that has happened to me is of value to me.
As painful as certain things are, and have been,
and were, there's a use for those things in my life and in my work.
- Martin Landau

Growth is a painful process.
- Wilma Mankiller

I can't say it's not painful being estranged from most of my family.
I wish it could be otherwise.
- LaToya Jackson

Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows
immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end.
- Swami Sivananda

Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It is as natural to die as to be born;
and to a little infant,
perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.
- Francis Bacon

Alzheimer's is a devastating disease.
It was painful for me and my family to watch my grandfather deteriorate.
We must find a cure for this horrible disease.
- David Hyde Pierce

It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness;
it can also be confusing,
disorienting, and painful.
- Adrienne Rich

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in
the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin

The one thing I think you must do is,
as painful as it is as a parent, is listen.
- Tea Leoni

Sometimes life's so much cooler when you just don't
know any better and all the painful lessons have not
hammered your head open yet.
- Anthony Kiedis

People seldom see the halting and painful steps by
which the most insignificant success is achieved.
- Anne Sullivan

I retired because I had a knee injury,
my cartilage was wearing out, it was painful and I
couldn't put in the four hours of practice each day that I needed to.
- Guy Forget

The remoteness of my parents from the schools,
so unfashionable today, was often painful for me,
but I learned early to deal with an outside and sometimes hard world.
- Martin Lewis Perl

We should not forget, no matter how we quantify it:
'Freedom is not free.' It is a painful lesson,
but one from which we have learned in the past and
one we should never forget.
- Paul Gillmor

It's also very painful, because I feel,
and I know, probably all women my age and older feel
like we're better and have more to give and are more fun now.
- Barbara Hershey

If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear;
if it is happy it is horrible to lose,
So the one is pretty equal to the other.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Years have passed since I have set foot in a comedy club.
If the comic is doing badly it's painful,
and if the comic is doing brilliantly,
it's extremely painful.
- Dick Cavett

When thought becomes excessively painful,
action is the finest remedy.
- Salman Rushdie

The being without an opinion is so painful to human
nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.
- Walter Bagehot

There is only one thing more painful than learning
from experience and that is not learning from experience.
- Archibald McLeish


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