Quotes by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

American Poet, Journalist

Alive from: 1855-1919

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    'Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.
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    A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results.
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    All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
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    Come, cuddle your head on my shoulder, dear, your head like the golden-rod, and we will go sailing away from here to the beautiful land of Nod.
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    Give us that grand word ''woman'' once again, and let's have done with ''lady''; one's a term full of fine force, strong, beautiful, and firm, fit for the noblest use of tongue or pen; and one's a word for lackeys.
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    It has ever been since time began, and ever will be, till time lose breath, that love is a mood - no more - to man, and love to a woman is life or death.
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    It is easy enough to be virtuous When nothing tempts you to stray; When without or within No voice of sin Is luring your soul away. But it is only a negative virtue until it is tried by fire. For the soul that is worth the treasures of the earth is the soul that resists desire.
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    Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own.
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    One ship drives east and other drives west by the same winds that blow. It's the set of the sails and not the gales that determines the way they go.
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    So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that wind and wind, While just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.
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    The splendid discontent of God With chaos made the world. And from the discontent of man The worlds best progress springs.
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    The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.
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    There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
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    With care, and skill, and cunning art, She parried Time's malicious dart, And kept the years at bay, Till passion entered in her heart and aged her in a day!
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    With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see.
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