Charles Ingalls: Look at you.
Caroline Ingalls: I must be a sight.
Charles Ingalls: You are. Your face is dirty, your hair's all askew, and your still the prettiest woman a man ever set his eyes on. The only thing I regret about being married to you is that I'll never have the joy of asking you to be my wife again.
Reverend Robert Alden: And Charles, try not to think too unkindly of his wife. There's good in all people. It's a little bit harder to find in some.
Nellie Oleson: I wonder why Laura Ingalls doesn't come in the store anymore?
Willie Oleson: Because she's too poor to buy anything - that's why!
Nellie Oleson: So's her father. Mother says he can't even afford to pay what he owes in the store. He just spends all day cleaning up after horses.
Laura: My pa works hard.
Nellie Oleson: So does a mule.
Laura: Hard working folks only smell bad to people who have nothing better than stick their noses in the air! Well, whenever you stick your nose in the air with me, Nellie Oleson, it's going to get punched!
Laura: My tablets only half used, and my pencil's plenty long!
Charles Ingalls: Well, it wouldn't be if you worked as hard as your sister.
Harriet Oleson: Oh, my back is killing me again.
Nels Oleson: And again... and again...
Harriet Oleson: Did you say something, Nels?
Nels Oleson: Oh... uh... no. I was just checking these shoe sizes. Uh... and a ten... and a ten...
Harriet Oleson: I don't think it's fair that you take advantage of a friendship.
Caroline Ingalls: I can hardly take advantage of something that doesn't exist.
Harriet Oleson: Well, that's gratitude!
Caroline Ingalls: No, that's truth, Mrs. Olsen! My husband will be in to pay the bill in full at the end of the week!
Charles Ingalls: She's not going to be nice about it.
Caroline Ingalls: I hope she isn't. If she were nice about it, I'd have to like her. And that would ruin my whole day.
Harriet Oleson: Pride cometh before destruction; and a haughty spirit before a fall! Proverbs 16:18!
Charles Ingalls: Correction. It is pride GOETH before destruction, Mrs. Olsen. And as for the rest of it, I'd fall in the Grand Canyon before I let my wife go begging to you!