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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At times our own light goes out
and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude
of those who have lighted the flame within us.
- Albert Schweitzer

The spark of the mind - the sparkle of the soul.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ritual is the way you carry the presence of the sacred.
Ritual is the spark that must not go out.
- Christina Baldwin

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams,
but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit,
compassion, love, and understanding.
- Louis Gerstner

The work of the individual still remains the spark
that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.
- Igor Sikorsky

Nature teaches more than she preaches.
There are no sermons in stones.
It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
- John Burroughs

I was much involved in the development of the spark
chamber as a practical research tool.
- James Cronin

You can give some kind of spark of life to a comic
that a photograph doesn't really have.
A photograph, even if it's connecting with you,
it seems very dead on the page sometimes.
- Daniel Clowes

The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire;
first,
a feeble spark, next a flickering flame,
then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power.
- Nikola Tesla

A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.
- Dante Alighieri

The spirit or life spark which animates this manifestation could be called God.
- Arthur Young

As she passed among the hungry and the dejected,
delivering the rations and water,
she chanted in a low whisper,
"the spark of the mind - the sparkle of the soul" ...
"the spark of the mind - the sparkle of the soul" ...
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I had been offered a Hollywood contract before my 18th birthday.
It gave me the spark I needed.
- Gene Tierney

If you're an actor in your heart, no matter how much money they shove at you,
it doesn't matter if the work doesn't provide that creative spark.
You want out.
- Chris Noth

Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility,
like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before
it can give forth its spark.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire,
called conscience.
- George Washington

I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze
than it should be stifled by dry rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor,
every atom of me in magnificent glow,
than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.
- Jack London

I'm just so honored that the universe chose me to be
the spark that has set off a raging inferno.
- Cindy Sheehan

The artist must create a spark before he can make a
fire and before art is born,
the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
- Auguste Rodin

From a little spark may burst a flame.
- Dante Alighieri

Youth is, after all, just a moment, but it is the moment,
the spark that you always carry in your heart.
- Raisa Gorbachyova

When a noble life has prepared old age,
it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
- Muriel Spark

As a young child, I played the violin.
I think that that started the spark.
- Peggy Fleming

They have to be able to spark my interest so I want to pursue it,
and they have to have an awesome personality,
really laid-back.
All those things are sexy to me.
- Laura Prepon

Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall.
- Matthew Arnold

Actually, no, because awards don't spark sales as much as you'd think.
- Chantal Kreviazuk

Yes, love indeed is light from heaven;
A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared,
by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire.
- Lord Byron

I stopped working a few years ago because I just lost
a spark that I'd had before.
I thought I'd just try writing, and maybe start directing,
but I did it very quietly.
- Dustin Hoffman

My novels aren't really generated by a single conceptual spark;
it's more a process of many different elements that
come together unexpectedly over a long period of time.
- Donna Tartt

I always need a couple of highlights to really spark
the passion for a project.
- Lasse Hallstrom

You're only given a little spark of madness.
You mustn't lose it.
- Robin Williams

Of course, violence will not end with our combat mission.
Extremists will continue to set off bombs,
attack Iraqi civilians and try to spark sectarian strife.
But ultimately, these terrorists will fail to achieve their goals.
- Barack Obama

If that vital spark that we find in a grain of wheat
can pass unchanged through countless deaths and resurrections,
will the spirit of man be unable to pass from this body to another?
- William Jennings Bryan

Now I'm kind of different.
I'm not saying I lost my spark - I still have it -
but I don't chase the goal as much as I used to.
I'm playing for the team and I still know I can score,
but it's different than two or three years back.
- Peter Bondra

I saw as a teacher how, if you take that spark of learning
that those children have,
and you ignite it, you can take a child from any background
to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment.
- Paul Wellstone

People accuse me of being Methody, but I'm not at all.
The one thing I don't want people to see is me.
I don't want them to be able to recognize my faults
and failures and qualities,
and I won't use those things to spark off emotions or to illustrate.
- Kristin Scott Thomas

I love romantic comedies.
I like to watch them and I like to be in them.
It's something that's increasingly difficult to find
that spark of originality that makes if different than
the ones that come before.
- Julia Roberts

The more you achieve, the more interest it should spark to go further,
because there's so much - and I don't mean monetarily
and I don't mean in society.
This whole experience of living is so rich!
- Susan Powter

I used to think it a pity that her mother rather than
she had not thought of birth control.
- Muriel Spark

I see no reason to keep silent about my enjoyment of
the sound of my own voice as I work.
- Muriel Spark

It is impossible to repent of love.
The sin of love does not exist.
- Muriel Spark

All my pupils are the creme de la creme.
Give me a girl of an impressionable age,
and she is mine for life.
- Muriel Spark

And so our mothers and grandmothers have,
more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark,
the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see -
or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.
- Alice Walker

It's fun having songs about parties and gigolos,
but I really wanted to use my music as a form of art.
Art is supposed to spark conversation and make people think,
and I wanted to do that with this song.
- Nick Cannon

One's prime is elusive.
You little girls, when you grow up, must be on the
alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur.
You must then live it to the full.
- Muriel Spark


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