Quotes of Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon sand. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ 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

“ The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ This too shall pass away. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ The smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ I think of death as some delightful journey that I shall take when all my task are done. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ Christmas is not an external event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ All the past is not worth one today. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ A weed is but an unloved flower. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ 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. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ Two Kinds of People There are two kinds of people on earth today, Two kinds of people no more I say. Not the good or the bad, for it's well understood, The good are half bad, the bad are half good. Not the happy or sad, for in the swiftflying years, Bring each man his laughter, each man his tears. Not the rich or the poor, for to count a man's wealth, You must know the state of his conscience and health. Not the humble and proud, for in life's busy span, Who puts on vain airs is not counted a man. No! the two kinds of people on earth I mean, Are the people who lift, the people who lean. Wherever you go you'll find the world's masses Are ever divided into these two classes. And, strangely enough, you will find, too, I mean, There is only one lifter to twenty who lean. In which class are you? Are you easing the load Of the overtaxed lifters who toiled down the road? Or are you a leaner who lets others bear, Your portion of worry and labor and care? ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ We flatter those we scarcely know, We please the fleeting guest; And deal full many a thoughtless blow, To those who love us best. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ 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. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ The splendid discontent of God With chaos made the world. And from the discontent of man The worlds best progress springs. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ Distrust that man who tells you to distrust;He takes the measure of his own small soul,And thinks the world no larger. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ One ship drives east and another 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. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ 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. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ 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. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ 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! ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ It is easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows by like a song, But the man worth while is the one who can smile, When everything goes dead wrong. For the test of the heart is troubled, And it always comes with the years. And the smiles that is worth the praises of earth Is the smile that shines through tears. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ Distrust that man who tells you to distrust;He takes the measure of his own small soul,And thinks the world no larger. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ One ship drives east and another 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. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ We flatter those we scarcely know, We please the fleeting guest, And deal full many a thoughtless blow To those who love us best. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ So many Gods, so many creeds So many ways that wind and wind, While just the art of being kind is all this sad world needs. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“ All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand. ”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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