10 Wonderful, Whimsical Words of Wisdom from the Wizard of Oz

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“We’re off to see the Wizard,
The wonderful Wizard of Oz.
We hear he is a whiz of a Wiz if ever a Wiz there was.
If ever, oh ever a Wiz there was,
The Wizard of Oz is one becoz, becoz, becoz, becoz, becoz, becoz,
Becoz of the wonderful things he does!”

I hope you enjoyed that little burst of song (and maybe even sang along in your head!) L. Frank Baum’s classic story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is known all over the world and has brought warmth and smiles to people of all backgrounds, ages, and generations. To add to its magic, it also had some fairly good advice and words of wisdom in its storytelling! You can check out the classic movie adaptation here as well as some of the novel’s wonderful words below!

1. “There’s no place like home.”


2. “What makes a King out of a slave? Courage!”

The Cowardly Lion

3. “As for you, my galvanized friend, you want a heart. You don’t know how lucky you are not to have one. Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.”

-The Wizard

4. “Well, I think that it wasn’t enough to just want to see Uncle Henry and Auntie Em-and it’s that-if I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own backyard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with! Is that right?”


5. “Only bad witches are ugly.”

-Glinda, the Good Witch of the North

6. “Home is a place we all must find, child. It’s not just a place where you eat or sleep. Home is knowing. Knowing your mind, knowing your heart, knowing your courage. If we know ourselves, we’re always home, anywhere.”

-Glinda, the Good Witch of the North

7. “Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue. And the dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true.”


8. “You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.”

-Glinda, the Good Witch of the North

9. “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.”

-The Scarecrow

10. “A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.”

-The Wizard


Remember friends, follow the yellow brick road!


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