Laura Ingalls Wilder Quotes

Most popular Laura Ingalls Wilder Quotes

What must be done is best done cheerfully.

how to live life

Never bet your money on another man's game.

money wisdom

Now is now. It can never be a long time ago.

present moment

A body makes his own luck, be it good or bad.


There's no great loss without some small gain.

hopeful failure

Good weather never lasts forever on this earth.


If you don't want trouble, don't go looking for it.
To win anything, we must have the ambition to do so.


A storm outdoors is no reason for gloom in the house.


There is nothing in the world so good as good neighbors.


We must not accept hospitality without making some return.


The life of the earth comes up with a rush in the springtime.


There is no comfort anywhere for anyone who dreads to go home.


The pleasures of youth pass away, but friendship will blossom forever.

youth friendship

You got to treat folks right or you don't last long in business, not in this country.


Have confidence in yourself, that's the only way to make other folks have confidence in you.


We'd never get anything fixed to suit us if we waited for things to suit us before we started.


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


Once you begin being naughty, it is easier to go on and on, and sooner or later something dreadful happens.
The last time always seems sad, but it isn't really. The end of one thing is only the beginning of another.


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.


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.


Tact does for life just what lubricating oil does for machinery.  It makes the wheels run smoothly, and without it there is a great deal of friction and the possibility of a breakdown.


This earthly life is a battle. 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.