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“No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.”
L. Frank Baum, The Lost Princess of Oz
“Never give up...No one knows what's going to happen next.”
L. Frank Baum
“There is no place like home.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
“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.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
“As they passed the rows of houses they saw through the open doors that men were sweeping and dusting and washing dishes, while the women sat around in groups, gossiping and laughing.

What has happened?' the Scarecrow asked a sad-looking man with a bushy beard, who wore an apron and was wheeling a baby carriage along the sidewalk.

Why, we've had a revolution, your Majesty -- as you ought to know very well,' replied the man; 'and since you went away the women have been running things to suit themselves. I'm glad you have decided to come back and restore order, for doing housework and minding the children is wearing out the strength of every man in the Emerald City.'

Hm!' said the Scarecrow, thoughtfully. 'If it is such hard work as you say, how did the women manage it so easily?'

I really do not know,' replied the man, with a deep sigh. 'Perhaps the women are made of cast-iron.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
“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.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land Of Oz
“Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don't you think?”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
“You have plenty of courage, I am sure," answered Oz. "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.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
“Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.
- Wizard”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
“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.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
“Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.”
L. Frank Baum
“Now I know I've got a heart because it is breaking.
- Tin Man”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
“I shall take the heart. For brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.

L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
“How very wet this water is.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“You have some queer friends, Dorothy,' she said.

The queerness doesn't matter, so long as they're friends,' was the answer”
L. Frank Baum, The Road to Oz
“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
“Everything has to come to an end, sometime.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.”
L. Frank Baum
“Never give up. No one knows what's going to happen next.”
L. Frank Baum
“How can you talk if you haven't got a brain?
I don't know, but some people without brains do an awful lot of talking.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
“If we walk far enough," says Dorothy, "we shall sometime come to someplace.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
“Oh - You're a very bad man!"

Oh, no my dear. I'm a very good man. I'm just a very bad Wizard.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
“A baby has brains, but it doesn't know much. Experience is the only thing that brings knowledge, and the longer you are on earth the more experience you are sure to get.


L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
“Oh, I see;" said the Tin Woodman. "But, after all, brains are not the best things in the world."
Have you any?" enquired the Scarecrow.
No, my head is quite empty," answered the Woodman; "but once I had brains, and a heart also; so, having tried them both, I should much rather have a heart.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
“As a matter of fact, we are none of us above criticism; so let us bear with each other's faults.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“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.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
“No matter how dreary and gray 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.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
“You people with hearts,' he said once, 'have something to guide you, and need never do wrong; but I have no heart, and so I must be very careful.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
“To 'know Thyself' is considered quite an accomplishment.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz

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