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Laura Ingalls Wilder Quotes (26 Quotes)


  • 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.
    (Laura Ingalls Wilder)

  • 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.
    (Laura Ingalls Wilder)

  • 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.
    (Laura Ingalls Wilder)

  • 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.
    (Laura Ingalls Wilder)

  • Everything from the little house was in the wagon, except the beds and tables and chairs. They did not need to take these, because Pa could always make new ones.
    (Laura Ingalls Wilder)


  • It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
    (Laura Ingalls Wilder)

  • 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.
    (Laura Ingalls Wilder)

  • 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.
    (Laura Ingalls Wilder)

  • Suffering passes, while love is eternal. That's a gift that you have received from God. Don't waste it.
    (Laura Ingalls Wilder)

  • 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.
    (Laura Ingalls Wilder)

  • There the wild animals wandered and fed as though they were in a pasture that stretched much farther than a man could see, and there were no settlers. Only Indians lived there.
    (Laura Ingalls Wilder)


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