Henry Van Dyke

Author, Educator, Minister, Diplomat

November 10, 1852 - April 10, 1933

November 10, 1852 - April 10, 1933

Author, Educator, Minister, Diplomat


40 Greatest Quotes By Henry Van Dyke

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. Henry Van Dyke
Love is the best thing in the world, and the thing that lives the longest. Henry Van Dyke
Genius is talent set on fire by courage. Henry Van Dyke
Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to. Henry Van Dyke
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. Henry Van Dyke
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars. Henry Van Dyke
Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are. Henry Van Dyke
As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge. Henry Van Dyke
The strength of your life is measured by the strength of your will. Henry Van Dyke
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. Henry Van Dyke
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. Henry Van Dyke
There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament. Henry Van Dyke
Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why. Henry Van Dyke
There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher. Henry Van Dyke
It is better to desire the things we have than to have the things we desire. Henry Van Dyke
He that planteth a tree is a servant of God, he provideth a kindness for many generations, and faces that he hath not seen shall bless him. Henry Van Dyke
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. Henry Van Dyke
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. Henry Van Dyke
Look around for a place to sow a few seeds. Henry Van Dyke
In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence. Henry Van Dyke
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. Henry Van Dyke
Tact is the unsaid part of what you think. Henry Van Dyke
Those who would see wonderful things must often be ready to travel alone. Henry Van Dyke
It is better to follow even the shadow of the best, than to remain content with the worst. Henry Van Dyke
A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war. Henry Van Dyke
The best rose-bush, after all, is not that which has the fewest thorns, but that which bears the finest roses. Henry Van Dyke
Love that leads life upward is the noblest and the best. Henry Van Dyke
Many a treasure besides Ali Baba's is unlocked with a verbal key. Henry Van Dyke
What we do belongs to what we are; and what we are is what becomes of us. Henry Van Dyke
Love is not getting, but giving; It is goodness, and honor, and peace and pure living. Henry Van Dyke
Be grateful for the tiny details of your life and make room for unexpected and beautiful blessings. Henry Van Dyke
It is with rivers as it is with people: the greatest are not always the most agreeable nor the best to live with. Henry Van Dyke
Gratitude is a two fold love - love coming to visit us, and love running out to greet a welcome guest. Henry Van Dyke
But this I know. Those who seek Him will do well to look among the poor and the lowly, the sorrowful and the oppressed. Henry Van Dyke
We measure success by accumulation. The measure is false. The true measure is appreciation. He who loves most has most. Henry Van Dyke
It is better to burn the candle at both ends, and in the middle, too, than to put it away in the closet and let the mice eat it. Henry Van Dyke
Love is the heart s immortal thirst to be completely known and all forgiven. Henry Van Dyke
Heaven often seems distant and unknown, but if He who made the road... is our guide, we need not fear to lose the way. Henry Van Dyke
One truly affectionate soul in a family will evert a sweetening and harmonizing influence upon all its members. Henry Van Dyke