Ella Wheeler Wilcox Quotes
The splendid discontent of God With chaos made the world. And from the discontent of man The worlds best progress springs.
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.
You may choose your words 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.
The man who radiates good cheer, who makes life happier wherever he meets it, is always a man of vision and faith.
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.
'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.
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!
With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see.
Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes, and men grow better as the world grows old.
All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
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.
The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.
To sin by silence, when we should protest, Makes cowards out of men.
For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
Let there be many windows to your soul, that all the glory of the world may beautify it.
When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view.
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