Ella Wheeler Wilcox — American Writer born on November 05, 1850, died on October 30, 1919

Ella Wheeler Wilcox 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... (wikipedia)

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see.
A weed is but an unloved flower.
And the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears.
All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.