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Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox (November 5, 1850 – October 30, 1919) was an American author and 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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    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 (1850–1919)

    Feast, and your halls are crowded;
    Fast, and the world goes by.
    —Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855–1919)

    All love that has not friendship for its base,
    Is like a mansion built upon the sand.
    Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855–1919)

    It ain’t often that a man’s reputashun outlasts his munny.
    Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] (1818–1885)

    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 (1855–1919)