Strickland Gillilan

Be inspired by these poems and quotes about life written by Strickland Gillilan. He was born on September 21, 1869, and he died in 1954. He was an American poet and humorist. His work has encouraged and inspired many.

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Strickland Gillilan Poems



Keep Sweet

Poet: Strickland Gillilan

Don't be foolish and get sour when things don't just come your way-
Don't you be a pampered baby and declare, "Now I won't play!"
Just go grinning on and bear it;
Have you heartache? Millions share it,
If you earn a crown, you'll wear it-
Keep sweet.

Don't go handing out your troubles to your busy fellow-men-
If you whine around they'll try to keep from meeting you again;
Don't declare the world's "agin" you,
Don't let pessimism win you,
Prove there's lots of good stuff in you-
Keep sweet.

If your dearest hopes seem blighted and despair looms into view,
Set your jaw and whisper grimly, "Though they're false, yet I'll be true."
Never let your heart grow bitter;
With your lips to Hope's transmitter,
Hear Love's songbirds bravely twitter,
Keep sweet.

Bless your heart, this world's a good one, and will always help a man;
Hate, misanthropy, and malice have no place in Nature's plan.
Help your brother there who's sighing.
Keep his flag of courage flying;
Help him try-'twill keep you trying-
Keep sweet.


 Strickland Gillilan poems about life


As I Go On My Way
Poet: Strickland Gillilan


My life shall touch a dozen lives before this day is done
Leave countless marks for good or ill ere sets this evening sun.
Shall fair or foul its imprint prove, on those my life shall hail?
Shall blessing my impress be, or shall a blight prevail?

When to the last great reckoning the lives I meet must go,
Shall this ever, fleeting touch of mine have added joy or woe?
Shall He who looks their records o’er - of name and time and place
Say ‘Here a blessed influence came’ or ‘Here is evil’s trace’?

From out each point of contact of my life with other lives
Flows ever that which helps the one who for the summit strives,
The troubled souls encountered - does it sweeten with its touch,
Or does it more embitter those embittered overmuch?

Does love in every handclasp flow in sympathy’s caress?
Do those that I have greeted know a newborn hopefulness?
Are tolerance and charity the keynote of my song
As I go plodding onward with earth’s eager, anxious throng?

My life shall touch a million lives in some way ere I go
From this dear world of struggle to the land I do not know.
So this the wish I always wish, the prayer I ever pray:
Let my life help the other lives it touches by the way.


Quotes About Life by Strickland Gillilan

quotes about life by Strickland Gillilan


You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be -
I have a mother who read to me.

Strickland Gillilan
Mothers Day Poems



Folk need a lot of loving in the morning;
The day is all before, with cares beset

Strickland Gillilan
A Little Loving Is All I Need



You can't go wrong in this: When you discern
In some one's work or life a clever turn
Or worthy deed, go to him and declare
Your feelings on the subject, then and there.

Strickland Gillilan
Life Quotes



All through your life it will be the same.
Get up and go on.
Grin over your pain and play the game -
Get up and go on.

Strickland Gillilan
Don't Quit Poem



So I have learned this much, at least, since when my life began:
It takes much more than growing up to be a real man.

Strickland Gillilan
Poem About Life Lessons



Life were sweeter still, believe me,
Freer far from wails of woe
If those simple words "Forgive me"
Didn't choke a fellow so.

Strickland Gillilan
Positive Poems



Life is never worth "fooling with" - this is the truth you're giving.
It isn't worth the "fooling with, but it's wholly worth the living!

Strickland Gillilan
Quotes To Live By


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