29 Most Famous Laura Ingalls Wilder Quotes

29 Most Famous Laura Ingalls Wilder Quotes

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Laura Ingalls Wilder was a writer from the late 1800′s that is most famous for her book series Little House. Along with being a writer she also taught and farmed with her family. Her Little House series where adapted into a very popular television series in in the 1970′s that played until the mid 80′s, Little House On The Prairie. Laura died in 1957 at the age of 90.

“A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing.”

“A long time ago, when all the grandfathers and grandmothers of today were little boys and little girls or very small babies, or perhaps not even born, Pa and Ma and Mary and Laura and Baby
Carrie left their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin.”

“Every job is good if you do your best and work hard. A man who works hard stinks only to the ones that have nothing to do but smell.”

“Far worst of all, the fever had settled in Mary’s eyes, and Mary was blind.”

“Her blue eyes were still beautiful, but they did not know what was before them, and Mary herself could never look through them again to tell Laura what she was thinking without saying a

“Home is the nicest word there is.”

“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.”

“If enough people think of a thing and work hard enough at it, I guess it’s pretty nearly bound to happen, wind and weather permitting.”

“In the long winter evenings he talked to Ma about the Western country. In the West the land was level, and there were no trees. The grass grew thick and high.”

“Ma sighed gently and said, “A whole year gone, Charles.” But Pa answered, cheerfully: “What’s a year amount to? We have all the time there is.”

“No rich man can walk through the eye of a needle.”

“Once you begin being naughty, it is easier to go and on and on, and sooner or later something dreadful happens.”

“Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all.”

“Remember well, and bear in mind, a constant friend is hard to find.”

“She heard pa shouting,”Jiminy crickets!It’s raining fish-hooks and hammer handles!”

“So Pa sold the little house. He sold the cow and calf. He made hickory bows and fastened them upright to the wagon box. Ma helped him stretch white canvas over them.”

“So they all went away from the little log house. The shutters were over the windows, so the little house could not see them go. It stayed there inside the log fence, behind the two big oak
trees that in the summertime had made green roofs for Mary and Laura to play under.”

“Suffering passes, while love is eternal. That’s a gift that you have received from God. Don’t waste it.”

“The enormous lake stretched flat and smooth and white all the way to the edge of the gray sky. Wagon tracks went away across it, so far that you could not see where they went; they ended in
nothing at all.”

“The only stupid thing about words is the spelling of them.”

“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”

“The trouble with organizing a thing is that pretty soon folks get to paying more attention to the organization than to what they’re organized for.”

“The wind was rising and wildly screaming. … thousands of rabbits were running…. Snakes rippled across the yard. Prairie hens ran silently, their necks outstretched and their wings
spread. Birds screamed in the screaming wind…. Great flames came roaring, flaring and twisting high. Twists of flame broke loose and came down on the wind to blaze up in the grasses far
ahead of the roaring wall of fire. A red light came from the rolling black clouds of smoke overhead.”

“There is nothing wrong with God’s plan that man should earn his bread by the sweat of his brow.”

“These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years.”

“They drove a long way through the snowy woods, till they came to the town of Pepin. Mary and Laura had seen it once before, but it looked different now.”

“This, is now.”

“We had no choice. Sadness was a dangerous as panthers and bears. the wilderness needs your whole attention.”

“Wild animals would not stay in a country where there were so many people. Pa did not like to stay, either. He liked a country where the wild animals lived without being afraid.”