104 Total Quotes

Ella Wilcox Quotes

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
Ella Wilcox
#American Writer

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.
Ella Wilcox
#Virtue

The spark divine dwells in thee: let it grow.
Ella Wilcox
#American Writer

The human Will, that force unseen,The offspring of a deathless Soul,Can hew the way to any goal,Though walls of granite intervene.
Ella Wilcox
#Force

A weed is but an unloved flower.
Ella Wilcox
#American Writer

Fear is the twin of Faith's sworn foe, Distrust.If one breaks in your heart the other must.
Ella Wilcox
#Distrust

The man who radiates good cheer, who makes life happier wherever he meets it, is always a man of vision and faith.
Ella Wilcox
#American Writer #Life

And the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears
Ella Wilcox
#Earth

Waste no tearsUpon the blotted record of lost years,But turn the leaf, and smile, oh! smile, to seeThe fair white pages that remain for thee.
Ella Wilcox
#Smile

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wilcox
#American Writer #Advise

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.
Ella Wilcox
#Christmas

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.
Ella Wilcox
#American Writer

Such menial duties; but her wayOf looking at them lent a graceTo things the world deemed commonplace.
Ella Wilcox
#Grace

To sin by silence, when we should protest,Makes cowards out of men.
Ella Wilcox
#Men

Be not impatient in delay,But wait as one who understands;When spirit rises and commands,The gods are ready to obey.
Ella Wilcox
#Delay

Let there be many windows to your soul, that all the glory of the world may beautify it.
Ella Wilcox
#American Writer #Glory

...the smile that is worth the praises of earth Is the smile that shines through tears.
Ella Wilcox
#Earth

When the great universe was wroughtTo might and majesty from naught,The all creative force was -THOUGHT.
Ella Wilcox
#Force

I know that the soul is aidedSometimes by the heart's unrest,And to grow means often to suffer --But whatever is--is best.
Ella Wilcox
#Soul

Tis the set of the sail that decides the goal, and not the storm of life
Ella Wilcox
#Goals

This is the way of it, sad earth over,The heart that breaks is the heart of the lover,And the other learns to forget.For what is the use of endless sorrow?Though the sun goes down, it will rise to-morrow;And life is not over yet.
Ella Wilcox
#Earth

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 Wilcox
#Earth

There's one sad truth in life I've foundWhile journeying east and west -The only folks we really woundAre those we love the best.
Ella Wilcox
#Life

With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see.
Ella Wilcox
#American Writer

Back on its golden hingesThe gate of Memory swings,And my heart goes into the gardenAnd walks with the olden things.
Ella Wilcox
#Heart

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.
Ella Wilcox
#Faith

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
Ella Wilcox
#Art