QUOTE: There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found while journeying east and west. The only folks we really wound are those we love the best. We flatter those we scarcely know. We please the fleeting guest. And deal full many a thoughtless blow to those who love us best. — Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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  1. My grandmother had a lovely little book that she got in the early 1900s that was of Ms. Wilcox’s writings. Grandma, Jewish and observant, seemed tho’ to live by many of the precepts expressed in the book. The book, handed down to me, now is with a niece. Not valuable except to know more about our family.

  2. Ella Wheeler Wilcox was a champion for animals as well. Here are three verses from her poem “Kinship”:
    I am the voice of the voiceless;
    Through me the dumb shall speak,
    Till the deaf world’s ear be made to hear
    The wrongs of the wordless weak.

    From street, from cage and from kennel,
    from stable and zoo, the wail
    Of my tortured kin proclaims the sin
    of the mighty against the frail.

    And I am my brother’s keeper,
    And I will fight his fight,
    And speak the word for beast and bird,
    Till the world shall set things right.

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