Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Quote of the Day (Louisa May Alcott, Warning Against Conceit)

''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.'' — Marmee March to her artist daughter Amy, in American novelist Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), Little Women (1868)

(The image accompanying this post shows Laura Dern as Marmee in the marvelous new film version of Little Women, written and directed by Greta Gerwig.)

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