Monday, June 4, 2012
Ella Wheeler Wilcox Quotes
"A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results."
"All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand."
"Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"The splendid discontent of God With chaos made the world. And from the discontent of man The worlds best progress springs."
"The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind."
"There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul."
"'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."
"When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow, we hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago, and etched on vacant places are half-forgotten faces of friends we used to cherish, and loves we used to know."
"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."