Ella Wilcox Quotes

25 Ella Wilcox quotes:

"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."
"All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand."
Author: Wilcox Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"Then arise, O idle dreamer! Dreams are sweet,But better flowers are growing at your feet.If you crush, or pass unheeding, idle friend,You shall answer for their ruin in the end."
Author: Wilcox Quotes Category: Dreams Quotes
"If you are seeking health, wealth, usefulness, skill in any direction, there is nothing and no one who can hinder your attainment of the coveted boon, if you are willing to work and wait."
Author: Wilcox Quotes Category: Direction Quotes
"The splendid discontent of God With Chaos, made the world; And from the discontent of man The world's best progress springs"
Author: Wilcox Quotes Category: Chaos Quotes
"Love, that outreaches to the humblest things;Work that is glad, in what it does and brings;And faith that soars upon unwearied wings.Divine the Powers that on this trio wait.Supreme their conquest, over Time and Fate.Love, Work, and Faith -- these three alone are great."
"Be not impatient in delay,But wait as one who understands;When spirit rises and commands,The gods are ready to obey."
Author: Wilcox Quotes Category: Delay Quotes
"Many times I am asked why the suffering of animals should call forth more sympathy from me than the suffering of human beings; why I work in this direction of charitable work more than toward any other. My answer is that because I believe that this work includes all the education and lines of reform which are needed to make a perfect circle of peace and goodwill about the Earth."
Author: Wilcox Quotes Category: Animals Quotes
"There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul."
"A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results."
"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."
Author: Wilcox Quotes Category: Christmas Quotes
"The human Will, that force unseen,The offspring of a deathless Soul,Can hew the way to any goal,Though walls of granite intervene."
Author: Wilcox Quotes Category: Force Quotes
"Tis the set of the sail that decides the goal, and not the storm of life"
Author: Wilcox Quotes Category: Goals Quotes
"Let there be many windows to your soul, that all the glory of the world may beautify it."
Author: Wilcox Quotes Category: Glory Quotes
"When the great universe was wroughtTo might and majesty from naught,The all creative force was -THOUGHT."
Author: Wilcox Quotes Category: Force Quotes
"It is easy enough to be virtuous When nothing tempts you to stray; When without or within No voice of sin Is luring your soul away. But it is only a negative virtue until it is tried by fire. For the soul that is worth the treasures of the earth is the soul that resists desire."
Author: Wilcox Quotes Category: Virtue Quotes
"To sin by silence, when we should protest,Makes cowards out of men."
Author: Wilcox Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"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."
Author: Wilcox Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"Back on its golden hingesThe gate of Memory swings,And my heart goes into the gardenAnd walks with the olden things."
Author: Wilcox Quotes Category: Memory Quotes
"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."
Author: Wilcox Quotes Category: Success Quotes

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