Henry Van Dyke

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933) was an American author, educator, and clergyman

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A friend is what the heart needs all the time.
Use what talent you possess the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.
Time is Too slow for those who wait, Too swift for those who fear, Too long for those who grieve, Too short for those who rejoice, But for those who love Time is not.
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, and to work, and to play and to look up at the stars.
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, and to work, and to play, and to look up at the stars and sun.
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.
Four things a man must learn to doIf he would make his record true:To think without confusion clearly;To love his fellow-men sincerely;To act from honest motives purely;To trust in God and Heaven securely.
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.
Happiness is inward and not outward and so it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
I thank God for the honesty and virility of Jesus religion which makes us face the facts and calls us to take a man's part in the real battle of life.
Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. - from Fisherman's Luck
There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament.
Time is: Too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear.
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
What we do belongs to what we are; and what we are is what becomes of us.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Who can explain the secret pathos of Nature's loveliness? It is a touch of melancholy inherited from our mother Eve. It is an unconscious memory of the lost Paradise. It is the sense that even if we should find another Eden, we would not be fit to enjoy it perfectly nor stay in it forever.

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