Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always been enthralled with Laura Ingalls Wilder. I consumed her books, relating so much to Laura, that half-pint with a taste for adventure.
Then, as I grew older, I began to learn about the real Laura Ingalls Wilder. The mother, the author, the woman who lived her final years in the Ozarks, Missouri. She has a way of summing up the most intricate pieces of life into such simple terms.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from Laura Ingalls Wilder. I hope they inspire you too!
Laura Ingalls Wilder Quotes
“If we would win success in anything, when we come to a wall that bars our way we must throw our hearts over and then follow confidently.”
“If we choose the way that ‘everybody does’ we are smirched with their dust and confusion and imitate their mistakes.”
“Things alone are very unsatisfying. Happiness is not to be found in money or in houses and lands, not even in the modern kitchens or a late model motor car. Such things add to our happiness only because of the pleasant times they bring us.”
“But however fleeting and changeable life may appear to be on the surface, we know that the great underlying values of life are always the same; no different today than they were a thousand years ago.”
“A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing.”
“Now is now. It can never be a long time ago.”
Laura Ingalls Wilder-Inspired Photographs
I took all of these pictures – except the last one – in Kansas. The last one was photographed in West Virginia. Each picture took my breath away and reminded me of another prairie girl – Laura Ingalls Wilder.
So I searched high and low for Laura Ingalls Wilder quotes and found the same 3 or 4. Then I finally bought a book of articles Laura wrote before she published her books. I took most of the quotes from these short little articles (that reminded me an awful lot like blog posts!)
I hope you enjoyed these quotes about life from Laura Ingalls Wilder. She is my favorite author and you better believe I pinned a few of these on my pinterest board!
Get the Laura Ingalls Wilder Autobiography
If you are a fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder, you have to buy her autobiography. (The following is my affiliate link, so I get a percentage back at no extra cost to you).
It is amazing to hear about her life straight from her pen, without the beauty she painted her Little House books. It’s raw and very eye-opening.