Inspirational Laura Ingalls Wilder Quotes

Laura Ingalls Wilder (February 7, 1867 – February 10, 1957) was an American writer. Below is a list of
Inspirational Laura Ingalls Wilder Quotes.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Quotes
Laura Ingalls Wilder Quotes

Laura Ingalls Wilder Quotes

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

“Home is the nicest word there is.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Never bet your money on another man’s game.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

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

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

“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.”
Laura Ingalls Wilder

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

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

“Persons appear to us according to the light we throw upon them from our own minds.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“No rich man can walk through the eye of a needle.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“The only stupid thing about words is the spelling of them.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“There’s no great loss without some small gain.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“When a man undertakes a job, he has to stick to it till he finishes it.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“This earthly life is a battle,’ said Ma. ‘If it isn’t one thing to contend with, it’s another. It always has been so, and it always will be. The sooner you make up your mind to that, the better off you are, and more thankful for your pleasures.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“The true way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes, and surely it is in the everyday things around us that the beauty of life lies.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“We’d never get anything fixed to suit us if we waited for things to suit us before we started.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“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.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“There is no comfort anywhere for anyone who dreads to go home.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let’s be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“She thought to herself, “This is now.” She was glad that the cozy house, and Pa and Ma and the firelight and the music, were now. They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now. It can never be a long time ago.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“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.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“It is a good idea sometimes to think of the importance and dignity of our every-day duties. It keeps them from being so tiresome; besides, others are apt take us at our own valuation.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Laura felt a warmth inside her. It was very small, but it was strong. It was steady, like a tiny light in the dark, and it burned very low but no winds could make it flicker because it would not give up.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“We who live in quiet places have the opportunity to become acquainted with ourselves, to think our own thoughts and live our own lives in a way that is not possible for those keeping up with the crowd.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“These times are too progressive. Everything has changed too fast. Railroads and telegraphs and kerosene and coal stoves — they’re good to have but the trouble is, folks get to depend on ’em.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“As you read my stories of long ago I hope you will remember that things truly worthwhile and that will give you happiness are the same now as they were then. It is not the things you have that make you happy. It is love and kindness and helping each other and just plain being good.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder quotes

“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“A farmer depends on himself, and the land and the weather. If you’re a farmer, you raise what you eat, you raise what you wear, and you keep warm with wood out of your own timber. You work hard, but you work as you please, and no man can tell you to go or come. You’ll be free and independent, son, on a farm.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Our inability to see things that are right before our eyes, until they are pointed out to us, would be amusing if it were not at times so serious. We are coming, I think, to depend too much on being told and shown and taught, instead of using our own eyes and brains and inventive faculties, which are likely to be just as good as any other person’s.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

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  1. Thanks for posting these! I needed this today. I especially like the one that says life is hard, and the sooner you realize that the better off you are. So true!

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  2. I liked the one about railroads and telegraphs. My dad made it to the fax machine, but when computers came around he absolutely refused to learn. “What are they, $2,000? No thanks!”

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  3. “Home is the nicest word there is.” I can hear Laura saying that. Of course, in my head she sounds just like Melissa Gilbert 🙂 We had a Laura Ingalls Wilder re-enactor at my local library a couple of months ago. She was fascinating!

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