Sunday, May 20, 2012
Henry Van Dyke Quotes
"As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge."
"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, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars."
"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."
"He that planteth a tree is a servant of God, he provideth a kindness for many generations, and faces that he haith not seen shall bless him."
"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."
"In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence."
"Look around for a place to sow a few seeds."
"Some people are so afraid do 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."
"There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher."
"There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament."
"There is only one way to get ready for immortality, and that is to love this life and live it as bravely and faithfully and cheerfully as we can."
"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 eternity."
"To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind - this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for."
"Use what talent you possess - the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best."
"When once you have tasted flight you will always walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward: for there you have been and there you will always be."