"'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."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Ella Wheeler Wilcox on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Ella Wheeler Wilcox on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Ella Wheeler Wilcox on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Ella Wheeler Wilcox on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Ella Wheeler Wilcox on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"The splendid discontent of God With chaos made the world. And from the discontent of man The worlds best progress springs."
"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."