“Jo had learned that hearts, like flowers, cannot be rudely handled, but must open naturally…” – Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
Are you ready to take a roller coaster ride of different emotions? Yes?
Well, read these 68 little women quotes and sayings from the popular movie or novel Little Women that lives in our head rent-free!
Little Women Jo Quotes:
The second oldest sister, Josephine or dreamer Jo, the tomboy, creative, smartest, and the one who’s referred to as the ‘son of the family’ by her father.
She is the main character of the movie little women. Here, read the famous sayings of jo March:
👩🏻”I’m not half so good as Beth, but I can be a shoulder to lean on.”
👩🏻”I care more to be loved. I want to be loved.”
👩🏻 “Waiting Doesn’t confer importance, it reflects it…”
8th March, women’s day is dedicated to celebrating every woman’s cultural, economic, social, and overall achievements.
It is a day to honor their difficulties and rewards.
Buy the woman in your life an honorable present that she will surely appreciate.
Here, read what jo march said about women’s personality.
👩🏻 “Women, they have minds, and they have souls, as well as just hearts. And they’ve got ambition, and they’ve got talent, as well as just beauty. I’m so sick of people saying that love is all a woman is fit for.” ― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
👩🏻 “I suppose marriage has always been an economic proposition, even in fiction.”
👩🏻 “Nothing more — except that… I don’t believe I will ever marry. I’m happy as I am, and love my liberty too well to be in any hurry to give it up.” – Jo March about Marriage
👩🏻 “I intent to make my own way in this world.” – Josephine March, Little Women
👩🏻 “Life is too short to be angry at one’s sisters.”
👩🏻 “You will be bored of him in two years, but we will be interesting forever.”
Jo, the little woman, she is a daring character of the novel who believes in seeing dreams and making goals.
Here, read some more words of jo in little women. You can also share these motivational little women quotes as women’s day wishes with the bravest lady you know:
👩🏻 “Love Jo all your days, if you choose, but don’t let it spoil you, for it’s wicked to throw away so many good gifts because you can’t have the one you want.” ― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
👩🏻 “I am lonely, sometimes, but I dare say it’s good for me.”
👩🏻 “I don’t like to doze by the fire. I like adventures, and I’m going to find some.”
👩🏻 “You are the gull, Jo, strong and wild, fond of the storm and the wind, flying far out to sea, and happy all alone.”
👩🏻 “I’ve got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.”
👩🏻 “I do think that families are the most beautiful things in all the world!”
👩🏻 “I’ll try and be what he loves to call me, a little woman, and not be rough and wild; but do my duty here instead of wanting to be somewhere else.”
👩🏻 “Jo’s eyes sparkled, for it’s always pleasant to be believed in, and a friend’s praise is always sweeter than a dozen newspaper puffs.”
👩🏻 “I like good strong words that mean something.”
👩🏻 “Don’t try to make me grow up before my time, Meg.” – Jo to Meg
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Mrs. March Little Women Sayings
The perfect mother, the hard-working woman, charity worker, and a principled lady who helped out with the war efforts, Marmee March, or Mrs. March.
Here, see some famous little women quotes:
👩🏻 “Watch and pray, dear, never get tired of trying, and never think it is impossible to conquer your fault.”
👩🏻 “Oh, my girls, however long you may live, I never can wish you a greater happiness than this!”
👩🏻 “Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds.”
👩🏻 “The sincere wish to be good is half the battle.”
👩🏻 “Money is a needful and precious thing, —and, when well used, a noble thing, —but I never want you to think it is the first or only prize to strive for. I’d rather see you poor men’s wives, if you were happy, beloved, contented than queens on thrones, without self-respect and peace.”
👩🏻 “Go on with your work as usual, for work is a blessed solace.”
👩🏻 “Your father, Jo. He never loses patience, never doubts or complains, but always hopes, and works and waits so cheerfully that one is ashamed to do otherwise before him.”
👩🏻 “Thank God you’re home! Now I can be angry with you in person.”
👩🏻 “When you feel discontented, think over your blessings, and be grateful.”
Every mother is never too busy to console and support her children. Yes, she loves all her kids regardless of their personality, age, and qualities.
Here, read some more quotes by Mrs. March and send them to a loving mother:
👩🏻 “Don’t cry so bitterly, but remember this day, and resolve with all your soul that you will never know another like it.”
👩🏻 “The love, respect, and confidence of my children was the sweetest reward I could receive for my efforts to be the woman I would have them copy.”
👩🏻 “I’ve been trying to cure it for forty years, and have only succeeded in controlling it. I am angry nearly every day of my life, Jo, but I have learned not to show it; and I still hope to learn not to feel it, though it may take me another forty years to do so.”
Mrs. March always wished her daughters to be wise, patient, and full of hope. “May your choices reflect hope, not your fears.” She wanted every March sister to understand this. Here, read some wishful May sayings and quotes that portray the same meaning.
Continue to read little women quotes:
👩🏻 “You are too much alike and too fond of freedom, not to mention hot tempers and strong wills, to get on happily together, in a relation which needs infinite patience and forbearance, as well as love.” – Mrs. March to Jo
👩🏻 “I hope you’ll do a great deal better than me. There are some natures too noble to curb, and too lofty to bend.”
👩🏻 “I’ve never understood saving jewelry until marriage. You should have something that’s just yours. Pretty things should be enjoyed.”
Meg Little Women Quotes
The eldest of four sisters, the typical good family American Girl, beautiful and sweet Meg or Margaret March.
Here, see some well-known Meg March quotes from little women:
👩🏻 “Just because my dreams are different than yours, it doesn’t mean they’re unimportant.”
👩🏻 “I don’t want a fashionable wedding, but only those about me whom I love, and to them, I wish to look and be my familiar self.”
👩🏻 “Tomorrow I shall put away my fuss and feathers and be desperately good again.”
👩🏻 “I shouldn’t mind living in such a fine house and having nice things… Oh, it doesn’t seem like Christmas this year without presents.”
Famous Words of Beth March Little Women
The quiet and shy third sister, Elizabeth, who always try to please others and worries about keeping her family together.
Sadly, Beth March couldn’t make it and passed away at the age of 21 in the movie. Here, see some famous words and quotes from little women:
👩🏻 “There are many Beth’s in the world, shy and quiet, sitting in corners till needed, and living for others so cheerfully that no one sees the sacrifices till the little cricket on the hearth stops chirping, and the sweet, sunshiny presence vanishes, leaving silence and shadow behind.”
👩🏻 “I never wanted to go away, and the hard part now is leaving you all. I’m not afraid, but it seems as if I should be homesick for you even in heaven.”
March is the month of melting ice from mountains, and we can see in the novel, all four March sisters were struggling during the civil war to melt the ice that froze their lives.
Here, read some fresh march quotes for the March family. Let’s continue to read more lines of little women:
👩🏻 “So, she enjoyed herself heartily, and found, what isn’t always the case, that her granted wish was all she had hoped.”
👩🏻 “It’s like the tide going out. It goes out slowly, but it can’t be stopped.”
👩🏻 “I love to listen to you read, Jo, but I love it even better when you read the stories you’ve written.” – Beth to Jo
👩🏻 “Our burdens are here, our road is before us…Now, my little pilgrims, suppose you begin again, not in play, but in earnest, and see how far on you can get before Father comes home”.
Amy March Quotes Little Women
The youngest of four sisters, Amy March, is a beautiful woman who has a weakness of pretty things. She is bratty, manipulative, and everything a younger sister is.
Here, read some little women quotes and share them with your younger sisters:
👩🏻 “I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now.”
👩🏻 “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.”
👩🏻 “Because they are mean is no reason why I should be. I hate such things, and though I think I’ve a right to be hurt, I don’t intend to show it.”
👩🏻 “You don’t need scores of suitors. You need only one if he’s the right one.”
👩🏻 “The world is hard on ambitious girls.’
👩🏻 “…Talent isn’t genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or Nothing.”
👩🏻 “I believe we have some power over who we love, it isn’t something that just happens to a person.”
See some long quotes from little women:
👩🏻 “I’m just a woman. And as a woman, I have no way to make money, not enough to earn a living and support my family. Even if I had my own money, which I don’t, it would belong to my husband the minute we were married. If we had children, they would belong to him, not me. They would be his property. So, don’t sit there and tell me that marriage isn’t an economic proposition, because it is.”
👩🏻 “You laugh at me when I say I want to be a lady, but I mean a true gentlewoman in mind and manners, and I try to do it as far as I know how. I can’t explain exactly, but I want to be above the little meanness’s and follies and faults that spoil so many women.”
👩🏻 “Ambitious girls have a hard time, Laurie, and often have to see youth, health, and precious opportunities go by, just for want of a little help at the right minute. People have been very kind to me, and whenever I see girls struggling along, as we used to do, I want to put out my hand and help them, as I was helped.”
Louisa May Alcott Quotes
The book, little women is inspired by the author’s life, Louisa May Alcott. It is believed to be semi-autobiographical writing of Louisa and her three sisters.
Some believed her to be Jo in little women, with the only difference that she was unmarried, unlike Jo.
Here, read one-line quotes of little women by Louisa May Alcott:
👩🏻 “Be worthy love, and love will come.”
👩🏻 “…for love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride.”
👩🏻 “Let us be elegant or die!”
👩🏻 “Some people seemed to get all sunshine, and some all shadow…”
👩🏻 “Love is a great beautifier.”
👩🏻 “Don’t mind me. I’m as happy as a cricket here.”
👩🏻 “The humblest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them.”
👩🏻 “When we make little sacrifices, we like to have them appreciated, at least.”
👩🏻 “Conceit spoils the finest genius.”
👩🏻 “There should always be one old maid in a family.”
Here, see some more inspiring words for the soul or little women quotes that leave long-lasting impressions by Louisa May:
👩🏻 “Take some books and read; that’s an immense help, and books are always good company if you have the right sort.”
👩🏻 “I think she is growing up, and so begins to dream dreams, and have hopes and fears and fidgets, without knowing why or being able to explain them.”
👩🏻 “I want to do something splendid…something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead. I don’t know what, but I’m on the watch for it and mean to astonish you all someday.”
👩🏻 “I don’t pretend to be wise, but I am observing, and I see a great deal more than you’d imagine. I’m interested in other people’s experiences and inconsistencies, and, though I can’t explain, I remember and use them for my own benefit.”
👩🏻 “She preferred imaginary heroes to real ones because when tired of them, the former could be shut up in the tin kitchen till called for, and the latter were less manageable.”
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