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The Marvelous Land of Oz (Oz, #2) The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
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“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
“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 Land of Oz
“How very wet this water is.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“Everything has to come to an end, sometime.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land 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
“To 'know Thyself' is considered quite an accomplishment.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“But you will admit that it is a very good thing to be alive.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“Everything in life is unusual until you get accustomed to it -The Scarecrow - The Marvellous Land Of Oz by L. Frank Baum pg 103 chapter 13”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“For although I feel that I know a tremendous lot, I am not yet aware how much there is in the world to find out about. It will take me a little time to discover whether I am very wise or very foolish" - Jack Pumpkinhead - The Marvellous Land Of Oz by L. Frank Baum pg 20 chapter 2”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“Do not, I beg of you, dampen today's sun with the showers of tomorrow." - Emperor Nick Chopper (The Tin Woodsman) -The Marvellous Land Of Oz by L. Frank Baum pg 86 chapter 11”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“Everything in life is unusual until you get accustomed to it.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“Do try to be more cheerful and take life as you find it -The Scarecrow - The Marvellous Land Of Oz by L. Frank Baum pg 135 chapter 18”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“I think,' said the little Queen, smiling, 'that your friend must be the richest man in all the world.' 'I am,' returned the Scarecrow; 'but not on account of my money. For I consider brains to be far superior to money, in every way. You may have noticed that if one has money without brains, he cannot use it to advantage; but if one has brains without money, they will enable him to live comfortably to the end of days.' 'At the same time,' declared the Tin Woodman, 'you must acknowledge that a good heart is a thing that brains cannot create, and that money cannot buy. Perhaps, after all it is I who am the richest man in all the world.' 'You are both rich, my friends,' said Ozma gently; 'and your riches are the only riches worth having - the riches of content!' - The Marvellous Land Of Oz by L. Frank Baum pg 192 chapter 24”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“And I' declared the Sawhorse, filling an awkward pause, 'am only remarkable because I can't help it.”
Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“Well, I cannot claim any great experience in life,' the Saw-Horse answered for himself; 'but I seem to learn very quickly, and often it occurs to me that I know more than any of those around me.' 'Perhaps you do,' said the Emperor; 'for experience does not always mean wisdom. - The Marvellous Land Of Oz by L. Frank Baum pg 89 chapter 11”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“All magic is unnatural, and for that reason is to be feared and avoided ~ The Scarecrow”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
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“But—pardon me if I seem inquisitive—are you not all rather—ahem! rather unusual?" asked the Woggle-Bug, looking from one to another with unconcealed interest. "Not more so than yourself," answered the Scarecrow. "Everything in life is unusual until you get accustomed to it.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“experience does not always mean wisdom.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“We all have our weaknesses, dear friends; so we must strive to be considerate of one another.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“What does it all mean? Am I a Gump, or am I a juggernaut?”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“Suppose we try kindness," suggested the Tin Woodman. "I've heard that anyone can be conquered with kindness, no matter how ugly they may be." At”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land 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
“You are both rich my friends ... And your riches are the only riches worth having, the riches of content.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“Everything in life is unusual until you get accustomed to it" -Scarecrow”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“I think," said the little Queen, smiling, "that your friend must be the richest man in all the world."

"I am," returned the Scarecrow. "but not on account of my money. For I consider brains far superior to money, in every way. You may have noticed that if one has money without brains, he cannot use it to advantage; but if one has brains without money, they will enable him to live comfortably to the end of his days."

"At the same time," declared the Tin Woodman, "you must acknowledge that a good heart is a thing that brains can not create, and that money can not buy. Perhaps, after all, it is I who am the richest man in all the world.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“Nothing can resist your kind heart and your sharp axe.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“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 castiron.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“Twilight fell, bye and bye, and then the dark shadows of night.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“Why, when it comes to Law, I have nothing to say” answered that personage. “for laws were never meant to be understood, and it is foolish to make the attempt.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
“An educated Woggle-Bug may be a new thing; but a Woggle-Bug education is as old as the hills, judging from the display you make of it.”
Lyman Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz

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