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The splendid discontent of God With chaos made the world.
by 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With every deed you are sowing a seed,
though the harvest you may not see.
- 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 truest greatness lies in being kind,
the truest wisdom in a happy mind.
- 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

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

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

A weed is but an unloved flower.
- 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

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

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

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

The love of one's country is a splendid thing.
But why should love stop at the border?
- Pablo Casals

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality
the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for
going out of himself toward someone else.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.
So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
- William Faulkner

Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes,
and pompous in the grave.
- Thomas Browne

"No comment" is a splendid expression.
I am using it again and again.
- Winston Churchill

The second office in the government is honorable and easy;
the first is but a splendid misery.
- Thomas Jefferson

If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble,
competent people on a level with dentists,
that would be splendid.
- John Maynard Keynes

That strange feeling we had in the war.
Have you found anything in your lives since to equal
it in strength? A sort of splendid carelessness it was,
holding us together.
- Noel Coward

We hold that the most wonderful and splendid proof
of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The Moon!
Artemis!
the great goddess of the splendid past of men!
Are you going to tell me she is a dead lump?
- David Herbert Lawrence

Theory is splendid but until put into practice,
it is valueless.
- James Cash Penney

We Latins make splendid lovers and splendid older men.
- Cesar Romero

I have long been of the opinion that if work were such
a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves.
- Bruce Grocott

In the end, glorification of splendid underdogs is
nothing other than glorification of the splendid system that makes them so.
- Theodor Adorno

It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong.
- John Cheever

I realize that much will be asked of me,
yet I am resolved to accept it as a great and splendid task.
- Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands

Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood.
Heat is required to forge anything.
Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things,
blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings,
and children's faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup.
- Sara Teasdale

In outward show so splendid and so vain;
'tis but a gilded block without a brain.
- Phaedrus

I cannot tell you much about the picture-
it depends on so many things,
the first of which that comes to my mind is:
splendid as he is,
is there too much of Spencer Tracy.
- Basil Rathbone

We of America are especially fitted to visualize and
to understand the marvellous transformation of a wilderness
into a land of splendid cities.
- James H. Breasted

The council now beginning rises in the Church like the daybreak,
a forerunner of most splendid light.
- Pope John XXIII

These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly,
waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity,
sleeping in the cold night's arms.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Years ago, I thought up the name Queen.
It's just a name.
But it's regal, obviously, and -sounds splendid.
- Freddie Mercury

I like to be surrounded by splendid things.
- Freddie Mercury

The English had hit upon a splendid joke.
They intended to catch me or to bring me down.
- Manfred von Richthofen

The most splendid achievement of all is the constant
striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.
- Denis Waitley

There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization.
So it is with all joy: life's highest,
most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death.
- Soren Kierkegaard

When Louis XIV assumed the reins of government France
suddenly and wonderfully came to her maturity;
it was as if the whole nation had burst into splendid flower.
- Lytton Strachey

Any garment which is cut to fit you is much more becoming,
even if it is not so splendid as a garment which has
been cut to fit somebody not of your stature.
- Edna Ferber

The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected
upon the grave of liberty.
- John Lothrop Motley

Robert Taylor was not only a splendid actor in a wide
variety of roles but one of the most handsome men in the western world.
- Audrey Meadows

Today's youth cannot miss something they have never known,
but I fear that there are no current fictional characters
whose impact and influence will last with such abiding
affection into their 'sore and yellow' as this splendid
man's creations have in mine!
- Peter Cushing

The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character,
that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world,
with all its corruption and evils and cruelties,
and the splendid world of our imagination.
- Richard Hofstadter

Cedric, man, it's like if I'm working with you,
like I'm sitting here now talking to you,
I want to get along with you.
That's how I am.
I feel like if I get along with you,
the work will be splendid.
- Mike Epps

The meetings of the legislature at Springfield then
first brought together that splendid group of young
men of genius whose phenomenal careers and distinguished
services have given Illinois fame in the history of the nation.
- John George Nicolay

If all things were made through Him,
clearly so must the splendid revelations have been
which were made to the fathers and prophets,
and became to them the symbols of the sacred mysteries of religion.
- Origen

The capacity of man himself is only revealed when,
under stress and responsibility, he breaks through his educational shell,
and he may then be a splendid surprise to himself no
less than to this teachers.
- Harvey Cushing

It's rather splendid to think of all those great men
and women who appear to have presented symptoms that
allow us to describe them as bipolar.
Whether it's Hemingway, Van Gogh...
Robert Schumann has been mentioned...
Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath...
some of them with rather grim ends.
- Stephen Fry

There was splendid fighting on the part of the division on the 7th,
8th, 9th, and 10th.
There was no faltering or hesitation.
Each man went to work determined to carry anything in reason.
- John Buford

But aesthetics is not religion, and the origins of
religion lie somewhere completely different.
They lie anyway, these roses smell too sweet and the
deep roar of the breaking waves is too splendid,
to do justice to such weighty matters now.
- Rudolf Otto

But the first the general public learned about the
discovery was the news of the destruction of Hiroshima by the atom bomb.
A splendid achievement of science and technology had turned malign.
Science became identified with death and destruction.
- Joseph Rotblat


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