Top 38 L. Frank Baum Quotes

That proves you are unusual,” returned the Scarecrow; “and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed.


…and remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.


I shall take the heart. For brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.


No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.


To ‘know Thyself’ is considered quite an accomplishment.


Stunt dwarf or destroy the imagination of a child and you have taken away its chances of success in life. Imagination transforms the commonplace into the great and creates the new out of the old.


I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart.


You have some queer friends, Dorothy,’ she said.The queerness doesn’t matter, so long as they’re friends,’ was the answer


People would rather live in homes regardless of its grayness. There is no place like home.


The women of the world will dominate politics, some day, and you mustn’t be too old-fashioned in your notions to join the procession of progress.


You see, in this country are a number of youths who do not like to work, and the college is an excellent place for them.


People lose a lot of time being afraid… People lose a lot of time in hating others, and there’s no fun in it at all.


True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid…


Like all bullies and marauders, Gos was a coward at heart


All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.


As a matter of fact, we are none of us above criticism; so let us bear with each other’s faults.


The wonderful wizard of Oz – when was a child I loved the movie and I read the book when I got older and made me amazing


In this world in which we live simplicity and kindness are the only magic wands that work wonders


All magic is unnatural, and for that reason is to be feared and avoided ~ The Scarecrow


If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.


The reason most people are bad is because they do not try to be good.” L. Frank Baum, The Emerald City of Oz, 1910


Perhaps it is better to be a machine that does its duty than a flesh-and-blood person who will not, for a dead truth is better than a live falsehood.


No matter how dreary and grey our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home.


Without knowing it the girl was arguing on the side of the world’s expert criminologists, who hold that to destroy an offender cannot benefit society so much as to redeem him.


Dorothy did not feel nearly so bad as you might think a little girl who had been so suddenly whisked away from her own country and set down in the middle of a strange land


If we walk far enough,” says Dorothy, “we shall sometime come to someplace.


I can tell the time, though, by speak-ing, and as I nev-er sleep I can wak-en you at an-y hour you wish to get up in the morn-ing.”That’s nice,’ said the little girl; ‘only I never wish to get up in the morning.


But you will admit that it is a very good thing to be alive.


This is the way to get ideas: never to let adverse circumstances discourage you, but to believe there is a way out of every difficulty, which may be found by earnest though.


Not willingly,” admitted the tiger. “But here is the alternative; either you transform yourself into an eye for our child, or I and my dear wife will tear you into shreds.


True courage is in facing damger when you are afraid.


Toto did not really care whether he was in Kansas or the Land of Oz so long as Dorothy was with him; but he knew the little girl was unhappy, and that made him unhappy too.


In other words, the more stupid one is, the more he thinks he knows.


In the civilized countries I believe there are no witches left, nor wizards, nor sorceresses, nor magicians” ~ The Witch of the North


It is such an uncomfortable feeling to know one is a fool


A little misery, at times, makes one appreciate happiness more.


And remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love but by how much you are loved by others.


Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.



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