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It is easy enough to be pleasant
by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

Talk not of the river or lake
To those who have looked on the sea.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss
We learn at least which path is wrong,
And there is gain in this.
We do not always win the race
By only running right;
We have to tread the mountain's base
Before we reach its height.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

 

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 Wheeler Wilcox

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

All love that has not friendship for its base,
is like a mansion built upon the sand.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

With every deed you are sowing a seed,
though the harvest you may not see.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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 Wheeler Wilcox

Let there be many windows to your soul,
that all the glory of the world may beautify it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants,
but is miles ahead in results.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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 Wheeler Wilcox

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!
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The splendid discontent of God With chaos made the world.
And from the discontent of man The worlds best progress springs.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The truest greatness lies in being kind,
the truest wisdom in a happy mind.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The spark divine dwells in thee: let it grow.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

'Tis the set of the sail that decides the goal,
and not the storm of life.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

And the smile that is worth the praises of earth is
the smile that shines through tears.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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 Wheeler Wilcox

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

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.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

A weed is but an unloved flower.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Joy is a Choice - but Not an Easy Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed,
easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
- Proverb

We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
- Epictetus

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
- Lao Tzu

What if we just pretended that life was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I was taught that the way of progress
is neither swift nor easy.
- Marie Curie

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

Know that joy is a choice, but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends.
But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy
is the quintessence of true religion.
The other is mere business.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Life is not easy for any of us.
But what of that?
We must have perseverance
and above all confidence in ourselves.
We must believe that we are gifted for something
and that this thing must be attained.
- Marie Curie

Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself.
You will then find out how easy it is to get along.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Rainbows and butterflies are themselves beautiful and highly symbolic,
but they are also representative of
all the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline
when you're a winner, when you're number one.
What you've got to have is faith and discipline
when you're not yet a winner.
- Vince Lombardi

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lord, where we are wrong,
make us willing to change;
where we are right,
make us easy to live with.
- Peter Marshall

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

It's so easy to fall in love
but hard to find someone who will catch you.
- Anonymous

All things are difficult before they are easy.
- Thomas Fuller

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive;
easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
- Henry Peter Brougham

People with great gifts are easy to find,
but symmetrical and balanced ones never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature is so powerful, so strong.
Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes
a dance with light and the weather.
It takes you to a place within yourself.
- Annie Leibovitz

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise,
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine
it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken

When I go home, its an easy way to be grounded.
You learn to realize what truly matters.
- Tony Stewart

I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill.
It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying,
and the consequences are serious.
- Oliver Stone

Painting is easy when you don't know how,
but very difficult when you do.
- Edgar Degas

Take everything easy and quit dreaming and brooding
and you will be well guarded from a thousand evils.
- Amy Lowell

It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.
- Lester B. Pearson

All truths are easy to understand
once they are discovered;
the point is to discover them.
- Galileo Galilei

Dying is easy, it's living that scares me to death.
- Annie Lennox

It's easy to make a buck.
It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
- Tom Brokaw


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