Laura: I hate that Nellie Oleson.
Caroline: Laura! Don't say "hate" - don't even think "hate"! I'm sure Nellie has her good qualities somewhere.
Charles: Your ma's right, half-pint. Now on the way home, we'll try and think of some.
Laura: I wanted to clean the blackboards extra good today, to make up for being late.
Mary Ingalls Kendall: And talking in class?
Laura: I was not talking.
Mary Ingalls Kendall: You were, too.
Laura: Was not! Nellie was talking and I was answering.
Albert Quinn Ingalls: Ma, please don't tell me I'm too young to know how I feel.
Caroline: I wasn't going to tell you that, and don't ever raise your voice to me while you live in this house.
Caroline: I'll be working for Nellie. It's not the same.
Charles: Besides a few pounds, there's no difference.
Alice Garvey: Sometimes I wonder how Harriet Oleson has managed to stay alive for as long as she has.
Laura: Why don't you give like the rest of the children?
Nellie Oleson: My mother say's we're not like the rest of the children.
Laura: I suppose she's right.