Ella Wilcox

1850 - 1919

A Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox on guests and love

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 Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

Source: Life's Scars.

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A Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox on chance, control, destiny, determination, fate, and soul

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

Ella Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

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A Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox on decisions, fate, goals, life, and soul

One ship drives east, and another west With the self-same winds that blow: 'Tis the set of the sails And not the gales, Which decides the way we go. Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate, As they voyage along through life; 'Tis the will of the soul That decides its goal, And not the calm or the strife.

Ella Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

Source: Winds of Fate.

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A Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox on greatness, happiness, kindness, lies, mind, and wisdom

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

Ella Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

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A Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox on happiness, world, and path

Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe. No path is wholly rough.

Ella Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

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A Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox on kindness, needs, world, religion, creeds, paths, and difference

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 Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

Source: The World’s Need

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A Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox on questions

No question is ever settled Until it is settled right.

Ella Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

Source: Settle the Question Right.

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A Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox on darkness, despair, garden, god, journeys, pity, purpose, and path

All those who journey, soon or late, Must pass within the garden's gate; Must kneel alone in darkness there, And battle with some fierce despair. God pity those who cannot say: "Not mine but thine"; who only pray: "Let this cup pass," and cannot see The purpose in Gethsemane. All paths which have been or must be, Must pass through Gethsemane. All those who journey, soon or late, Must pass somewhere through the garden's gate. Must kneel alone in darkness there, And deal with some fierce despair. God pity those who cannot say, "Not mine, but shine," who only pray "Let this cup pass," and cannot see The purpose of Gethsemane.

Ella Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

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