Your father, Jo. He never loses patience,–never doubts

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. He helped and comforted me, and showed me that I must try to practise all the virtues I would have my little girls possess, for I was their example. It was easier for your sakes than for my own; a startled or surprised look from one of you, when I spoke sharply, rebuked me more than any words could have done; and 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.
— Louisa May Alcott, Little Women or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy

When we aren’t curious in conversations we judge,

When we aren’t curious in conversations we judge, tell, blame and even shame, often without even knowing it, which leads to conflict.”
-The Power Of Curiosity: How To Have Real Conversations That Create Collaboration, Innovation and Understanding
— Kirsten Siggins, The Power of Curiosity: How to Have Real Conversations that create Collaboration, Innovation and Understanding