Abby May Alcott Quotes

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Abby May Alcott


Girls are taught to seem, to appear - not to be and do.

Abby May Alcott


Wherever I am, I see the yoke on women in some form or another. On some it sits easy for they are but beasts of burden. On others pride hushes them to silence; no complaint is made for they scorn pity or sympathy. On some it galls and chafes; they feel assured by every instinct of their nature that they were designed for a higher, nobler calling than to 'drag life's lengthening chain along.

Abby May Alcott


Some flowers give out little or no odour until crushed.

Abby May Alcott


Is not sorrow, all sorrow, selfish?

Abby May Alcott


[On her recently widowed father's much younger wife:] My father has been very busy in conjugating the verb to love, and I assure you he declines its moods and tenses inimitably.

Abby May Alcott