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The truest greatness lies in being kind,
by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

 

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
- Henry David Thoreau

The truest expression of a people
is in its dances and its music.
Bodies never lie.
- Agnes De Mille

The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion
is the truest to every man even if it stands low
in the scales of philosophical comparison.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Perhaps the truest axiom in baseball is that the toughest thing to do is repeat.
- Walt Alston

The simplest things are often the truest.
- Richard Bach

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
- Charles Dickens

The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not
to take his burden from him,
but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden.
- Phillips Brooks

Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression
of the state of being human.
- Viktor E. Frankl

For me the purest and truest art in the world is science fiction.
- C. J. Cherryh

Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose.
- Cyril Connolly

Wait for those unguarded moments.
Relax the mood and, like the child dropping off to sleep,
the subject often reveals his truest self.
- Barbara Walters

The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
- Samuel Butler

But I do believe that a woman's truest place is in a home,
with a husband and with children, and with large freedom,
pecuniary freedom, personal freedom,
and the right to vote.
- Lucy Stone

Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom;
and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
- Edmund Burke

One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
- Chinua Achebe

I'm a patriot in the truest sense of the word.
- Al Sharpton

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt
whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool;
the truest heroism is to resist the doubt;
and the profoundest wisdom,
to know when it ought to be resisted,
and when it be obeyed.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Virtue is its own reward, and brings with it the truest and highest pleasure;
but if we cultivate it only for pleasure's sake,
we are selfish, not religious, and will never gain the pleasure,
because we can never have the virtue.
- John Henry Newman

The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill

It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
What are you attempting to accomplish?
What little thing can you do today
that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from greatness.
- Bob Proctor

As human beings, our greatness lies
not so much in being able to remake the world -
as in being able to remake ourselves.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it -
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Do not trust people.
They are capable of greatness.
- Stanislaw Lem

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
- Stewart Udall

Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.
- Blaise Pascal

Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven,
red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes
his greatness to his country's ruin!
- Joseph Addison

The only greatness for man is immortality.
- James Dean

Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness,
riches, honours, and sensual gratifications,
are infinitely worse than none.
- David Brainerd

In all our quest of greatness, like wanton boys,
whose pastime is their care, we follow after bubbles,
blown in the air.
- John Webster

It is incumbent upon us to understand our greatness
and believe in it so that we do not cheapen and profane ourselves.
- Meir Kahane

Great men are rare, poets are rarer,
but the great man who is a poet,
transfiguring his greatness, is the rarest of all events.
- John Drinkwater

When you close your eyes to tragedy,
you close your eyes to greatness.
- Stephen Vizinczey

Success in war underpins the claims to greatness of many presidents.
- R. W. Apple, Jr.

Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it
is now overwhelmed by its own greatness.
- Titus Livius

Hitler was so modern, in that he was obsessed with being famous.
He was caught up with this rush to be have achieved
greatness before turning 30.
- John Cusack

It has to do with the fact that Ford,
for all his greatness, is an Irish egomaniac,
as anyone who knows him will say.
- Henry Fonda

I believe Georgia should aspire to nothing less than greatness.
And I believe greatness is within our grasp.
- Sonny Perdue

It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes,
but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.
- Dorothy Height

Greatness is a spiritual condition.
- Matthew Arnold

Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both.
- Horace Mann

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity,
but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
- John Buchan

Greatness, in order to gain recognition,
must all too often consent to ape greatness.
- Jean Rostand

If we cannot see the possibility of greatness,
how can we dream it?
- Lee Strasberg


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