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Louisa May Alcott

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Far away 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.
As quoted in Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book (1923) by Elbert Hubbard, p. 62

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