Ella Wheeler Wilcox Quotes

Most popular Ella Wheeler Wilcox Quotes

In your own self lies destiny.
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A weed is but an unloved flower!
A weed is but an unloved flower.

flowers

Good music is wine turned to sound.

music

All roads that lead to God are good.

religion God

Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes.

love and hate

No question is ever settled
Until it is settled right.

asking questions

And from the discontent of man
The world's best progress springs.

progress discontent

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon sand.
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Talk health. The dreary, never-ending tale of mortal maladies is more than stale.
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe. No path is wholly rough.
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox
When we say of people what we would not say to them, we are either liars or cowards.

cowardice

Talk faith. The world is better off without your uttered ignorance and morbid doubt.
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox
All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Say you are well, or all is well with you,
And God shall hear your words and make them true.
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

attitude

Do not miss the purpose of this life, and do not wait for circumstance to mold or change your fate.
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox
As we voyage along through life,
'Tis the set of the soul
That decides the goal
And not the calm or the strife.

goals

The man who radiates good cheer, who makes life happier wherever he meets it, is always a man of vision and faith.
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

vision

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate,
Can circumvent or hinder or control
The firm resolve of a determined soul.

determination

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.
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

creeds kindness

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.

pleasure and 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.

trouble crying

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.
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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.

thoughts

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.

words

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.

friendship love

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.

protest

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.

protest speak your mind

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.

obstacles