Friday, November 5, 2010

Meandering on the path . . .

Today is the birthday of Ella Wheeler Wilcox (November 5, 1850–October 30, 1919), author and poet.

"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

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

"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

"You never can tell what your thoughts will do
In bringing you hate or love;
For thoughts are things, and their airy wings
Are swifter than carrier doves.
They follow the law of the universe—
Each thing must create its kind;
And they speed o'er the track to bring you back
Whatever went out from your mind."
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Wilcox image source (1)

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