Ella Wheeler Wilcox Quotes
Most popular Ella Wheeler Wilcox Quotes
In your own self lies destiny.
A weed is but an unloved flower.
Good music is wine turned to sound.
All roads that lead to God are good.
Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes.
No question is ever settled Until it is settled right.
And from the discontent of man The world's best progress springs.
All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon sand.
Talk health. The dreary, never-ending tale of mortal maladies is more than stale.
Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe. No path is wholly rough.
When we say of people what we would not say to them, we are either liars or cowards.
Talk faith. The world is better off without your uttered ignorance and morbid doubt.
Say you are well, or all is well with you, And God shall hear your words and make them true.
Do not miss the purpose of this life, and do not wait for circumstance to mold or change your fate.
As we voyage along through life, 'Tis the set of the soul That decides the goal And not the calm or the strife.
The man who radiates good cheer, who makes life happier wherever he meets it, is always a man of vision and faith.
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, Can circumvent or hinder or control The firm resolve of a determined soul.
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.
There is room in the halls of pleasure For a large and lordly train, But one by one we must all file on Through the narrow aisles of pain.
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.
It is easy to sit in the sunshine and talk to the man in the shade. It is easy to float in a well-trimmed boat, and point out the places to wade.
I hold it true that thoughts are things Endowed with bodies, breath, and wings, And that we send them forth to fill The world with good results—or ill.
You may choose your word like a connoisseur, And polish it up with art, But the word that sways, and stirs, and stays, Is the word that comes from the heart.
To sin by silence when we should protest, Makes cowards of men. The human race Has climbed on protest. Had no voice been raised Against injustice, ignorance, and lust, The inquisition yet would serve the law, And guillotines decide our least dispute.
No difficulty can discourage, no obstacle dismay, no trouble dishearten the man who has acquired the art of being alive. Difficulties are but dares of fate, obstacles but hurdles to try his skill, troubles but bitter tonics to give him strength; and he rises higher and looms greater after each encounter with adversity.
A weed is but an unloved flower!
All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
All love that has not friendship for its base, Is like a mansion built upon the sand. Love, to endure life's sorrow and earth's woe, Needs friendship's solid masonwork below.
To sin by silence when we should protest, Makes cowards out of men. The human race Has climbed on protest. Had no voice been raised Against injustice, ignorance, and lust, The inquisition yet would serve the law, And guillotines decide our least dispute.