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#1. 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. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#2. One bitter time of mourning, I remember, When day, and night, my sad heart did complain, My life, I said, was one cold, bleak December, And all its pleasures, were but whited pain ... - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#3. Mourn not for the vanished ages with their grand, heroic men, who dwell in history's pages and live in the poets pen for the grandest times are before us and the world is yet to see the noblest work of this old earth in the men that are to be. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#4. Love is the crown that glorifies; the curse That brands and burdens; it is life and death. It is the great law of the universe; And nothing can exist without its breath. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#5. There is no thing we cannot overcome Say not thy evil instinct is inherited, Or that some trait inborn makes thy whole life forlorn, And calls down punishment that is not merited ... - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#6. A weed is but an unloved flower. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#7. No question is ever settled until it is settled right. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#8. There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent, or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#9. Our lives are songs; God write the words And we set them to music at pleasure; And the song grows glad, or sweet or sad, As we choose to fashion the measure. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#10. Slipping away are the hopes that made Bliss out of sorrow, and sun out of shade, Slipping away is our hold on life; And out of the struggle and wearing strife ... - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#11. Before night something beautiful will happen to change everything. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#12. Who would attain to summits still and fair,Must nerve himself through valleys of despair. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#13. Talk not of the river or lake To those who have looked on the sea. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#14. Life is too short for aught but high endeavor. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#15. But though that place I never gain,
Herein lies comfort for my pain:
I will be worthy of it. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#16. Give of thy love, nor wait to know the worth Of what thou lovest; and ask no returning. And wheresoe'er thy pathway leads on earth, There thou shalt find the lamp of love-light burning. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#17. Cry and you'll cry alone, Laugh and the world will laugh with you. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#18. You are your own devil, you are your own God, You fashioned the paths that your footsteps have trod, And no one can save you from error or sin, Until you shall hark to the Spirit within. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#19. 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. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#20. Day's sweetest moments are at dawn. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#21. Oh! I know this truth, if I know no other, That passionate Love is Pain's own mother. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#22. Love is as bitter as the dregs of sin, As sweet as clover-honey in its cell; Love is the password whereby souls get in To Heaven
the gate that leads, sometimes, to Hell. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#23. This world is a vaporous jest at best, Tossed off by the gods in laughter, And a cruel attempt at wit were it, If nothing better came after. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#24. A day which passed without a poem from my pen I considered lost and misused. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#25. For this is wisdom- to love and live To take what fate or the Gods may give, To ask no question, to make no prayer, To kiss the lips and caress the hair, Speed passion's ebb as we greet its flow, To have and to hold, and, in time
let go. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#26. 'Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#27. Who climbs the mountain does not always climb.The winding road slants downward many a time;Yet each descent is higher than the last. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#28. Content is not the pathway to great deeds. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#29. Trust in thine own untried capacity As thou wouldst trust in God himself. Thy soul Is but an emanation from the whole. Thou dost not dream what forces lie in thee, Vast and unfathomed as the grandest sea. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#30. Let me not hurt, by any selfish deed Or thoughtless word, the heart of foe or friend; Nor would I pass, unseeing, worthy need, Or sin by silence when I should defend ... "The world is better that I lived to-day." - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#31. I will not doubt, though sorrows fall like rain, And troubles swarm like bees about a hive; I shall believe the heights for which I strive Are only reached by anguish and by pain; And though I groan and tremble with my crosses, I yet shall see, through my severest losses, The greater gain. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#32. Look in; and learn the wrong, and right,
From your own soul's unwritten laws.
And when you question, or demur,
Let Love be your Interpreter. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#33. 'Tis they who are in their own chambers haunted By thoughts that like unbidden guests intrude, And sit down, uninvited and unwanted, And make a nightmare of the solitude. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#34. God sent us here to make mistakes - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#35. There is nothing ridiculous in love. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#36. God made poor woman with no heart, But gave her skill, and tact, and art, And so she lives, and plays her part. We must not blame, but pity her ... - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#37. Better to wait and yearn, and still to wait, And die at last with unappeased desire, Than live to be the jest of such a fate, For that is my conception of hell-fire. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#38. I have always been looking for the noble qualities in human beings, and I have found them. There are great souls all along the highway of life, and there are great qualities even in the people who seem common and weak to us ordinarily. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#39. You will be surprised to find how much that has seemed hopelessly disagreeable possesses either an instructive or an amusing side." from "The Heart of the New Thought" 1902. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#40. Thank Fate for foes! I hold mine dear As valued friends. He cannot know The zest of life who runneth here His earthly race without a foe ... - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#41. The man who radiates good cheer, who makes life happier wherever he meets it, is always a man of vision and faith. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#42. In the long run all love is paid by love,
Though undervalued by the hosts of earth;
The great eternal Government above
Keeps strict account and will redeem its worth.
Give thy love freely; do not count the cost;
So beautiful a thing was never lost
In the long run. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#43. Let there be many windows to your soul, that all the glory of the world may beautify it. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#44. 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. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#45. Be careful what rubbish you toss in the tide. On outgoing billows it drifts from your sight, But back on the incoming waves it may ride And land at your threshold again before night. Be careful what rubbish you toss in the tide ... - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#46. Better than glory, or honors, or fame, (Though I am striving for those to-day) To know that some heart will cherish my name, And think of me kindly, with blessings, alway. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#47. And she has a thousand virtues and not one acknowledged sin, But she is the sort of person you could liken to a pin. And she pricks you, and she sticks you, in a way that can't be said, When you seek for what has hurt you, why, you cannot find the head. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#48. I'm sorry for the anguished hearts that break with passion's strain, But I'm sorrier for the poor starved souls that never knew love's pain, Who hunger on through barren years not tasting joys they crave, For sadder far is such a lot than weeping o'er a grave. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#49. How happy they are, in all seeming, How gay, or how smilingly proud, How brightly their faces are beaming, These people who make up the crowd! - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#50. No fate could rob us of our own
No circumstance can make it less;
What time removes was but a loan,
For what was ours we still possess. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#51. The passion you forbade my lips to utter Will not be silenced. You must hear it in The sullen thunders when they roll and mutter: And when the tempest nears, with wail and din, I know your calm forgetfulness is broken, And to your heart you whisper, "He has spoken." - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#52. All the past is not worth one today. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#53. You never can tell when you send a word, Like an arrow shot from a bow By an archer blind, be it cruel or kind, Just where it may chance to go! - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#54. 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. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#55. Affirm the body, beautiful and whole,The earth-expression of immortal soul.Affirm the mind, the messenger of the hour,To speed between thee and the source of power.Affirm the spirit, the Eternal I -Of this great trinity no part deny. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#56. Do you wish the world were better? Let me tell you what to do: Set a watch upon your actions, Keep them always straight and true ... - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#57. And the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#58. Thou canst not force my soul to wish thee ill, That is the only evil that can kill. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#59. Give, and thou shalt receive. Give thoughts of cheer,Of courage and success, to friend and stranger.And from a thousand sources, far and near,Strength will be sent thee in thy hour of danger. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#60. There is no sudden entrance into Heaven.
Slow is the ascent by the path of Love. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#61. I like the roar of cities. In the mart, Where busy toilers strive for place and gain, I seem to read humanity's great heart, And share its hopes, its pleasures, and its pain. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#62. I love your lips when they're wet with wine and red with wicked desire - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#63. Distrust that man who tells you to distrust. He takes the measure of his own small soul, and thinks the world no larger. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#64. The world needs divine power in every human being the recognition of which is the secret to all success and happiness - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#65. Let the dream go. Are there not other dreams
In vastness of clouds hid from thy sight
That yet shall gild with beautiful gold gleams,
And shoot the shadows through and through with light?
What matters one lost vision of the night?
Let the dream go! ... - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#66. All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon sand. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#67. Good music is wine turned to sound - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#68. I knew it the first of the summer, I knew it the same at the end, That you and your love were plighted, But couldn't you be my friend? - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#69. I'm no reformer; for I see more lightThan darkness in the world; mine eyes are quickTo catch the first dim radiance of the dawn,And slow to note the cloud that threatens storm. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#70. Divine the Powers that on this trio wait.
Supreme their conquest, over Time and Fate.
Love, Work, and Faith - these three alone are great. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#71. Gifts count for nothing; will alone is great; All things give way before it, soon or late. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#72. Whatever is ... is best. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#73. Yes, I have dreams. I ofttimes dream of Love As radiant and brilliant as a star. As changeless, too, as that fixed light afar Which glorifies vast worlds of space above ... - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#74. Give thy love freely, do not count the cost: So beautiful a thing was never lost. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#75. No path is wholly rough. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#76. Then I turned to him commanding That he go the way he came, whence he came. But he answered me in sorrow, "May the Past not seek to borrow From the Present without blame - Just one memory from its store, Ere it goes to come no more, Back the pathway that it came, whence it came?" - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#77. There is nothing we cannot live down, rise above, and overcome. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#78. The spark divine dwells in thee: let it grow. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#79. Body and mind, and spirit, all combineTo make the Creature, human and divine.Of this great trinity no part deny.Affirm, affirm, the Great Eternal I. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#80. Keep out of the past. It is haunted. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#81. Through strife the slumbering soul awakes, We learn on error's troubled route The truths we could not prize without The sorrow of our sad mistakes. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#82. There are ghosts in the room. As I sit here alone, from the dark corners there They come out of the gloom, And they stand at my side and they lean on my chair ... - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#83. For here lies the pleasure of living: In taking God's bounties, and giving The gifts back again. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#84. Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes, and men grow better as the world grows old. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#85. How fleeting the sorrows of youth, how slight the foundations on which the young build towers of despair - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#86. 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! - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#87. Do you wish the world were happy? Then remember day by day, just to scatter seeds of kindness as you pass along the way ... - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#88. Trust in your own untried capacity. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#89. Hide in your heart a bitter thought, Still it has power to blight; Think Love, although you speak it not It gives the world more light. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#90. Thank God, I say, for while I love you so, With that vast love, as passionate as tender, I feel an exultation as I know I have not made you a complete surrender. Here is my body; bruise it, if you will, And break my heart; I have that something still. You cannot grasp it - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#91. We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,And that's the burden of a year. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#92. It stands in the light transfigured, It speaks from the heights above, "Each Soul Is Its Own Redeemer; There Is No Law But Love." - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#93. Hell is wherever Love is not, and Heaven
Is Love's location. No dogmatic creed,
No austere faith based on ignoble fear
Can lead thee into realms of joy and peace.
Unless the humblest creatures on the earth
Are bettered by thy loving sympathy
Think not to find a Paradise beyond. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#94. Whatever is a cruel wrong, Whatever is unjust, The honest years that speed along Will trample in the dust ... - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#95. Change is the watchword of progression. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#96. Let no man pray that he know not sorrow, Let no soul ask to be free from pain, For the gall of to-day is the sweet of to-morrow, And the moment's loss is the lifetime's gain. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#97. To possess character is to be useful, and to be useful is to be independent, and to be useful and independent, is to be happy, even in the midst of sorrow; for sorrow is not necessarily unhappiness. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#98. Back on its golden hinges The gate of Memory swings, And my heart goes into the garden And walks with the olden things. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#99. This dream of our youth will fade out as the splendor Fades from the skies when the sun sinks to sleep. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#100. The two kinds of people on earth are the people who lift and the people who lean. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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