Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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"Ella Wheeler Wilcox" was an United States/American author and poetry/poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was "Solitude", which contains the lines, "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone". Her autobiography, The Worlds and I, was published in 1918, a year before her death.

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

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.

Love much. Earth has enough of bitter in it.

The dark today leads into light tomorrow; There is no endless joy, ...and yet no endless sorrow.

No question is ever settled until it is settled right.

To sin in silence while others doth protest makes cowards out of men.

To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men.

So many Gods, so many creeds So many ways that wind and wind, While just the art of being kind is all this sad world needs.

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.

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

This is the way of it, sad earth over,The heart that breaks is the heart of the lover,And the other learns to forget.For what is the use of endless sorrow?Though the sun goes down, it will rise to-morrow;And life is not over yet.

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

When the great universe was wroughtTo might and majesty from naught,The all creative force was -THOUGHT.

I know that the soul is aidedSometimes by the heart's unrest,And to grow means often to suffer --But whatever is--is best.

Do you wish the world were happy?Then remember day by dayJust to scatter seeds of kindnessAs you pass along the way. . . .