Henry vanDyke Quotes

November 10, 1852 - April 10, 1933,

Henry vanDyke was an American poet, author, educator, and clergyman who was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania. He attended Princeton University. He had a passion for writing as demonstrated in his many short stories.

"There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament."
Henry vanDyke
Great   |  


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 vanDyke
Helping Others   |  


Use what talent you possess - the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry vanDyke
Funny Quotes about Life   |  


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.
Henry vanDyke
Life   |  


As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.
Henry vanDyke
Habit   |  


In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence.
Henry vanDyke
Brotherhood Quotes   |  


Love is the best thing in the world, and the thing that lives the longest.
Henry vanDyke
Love   |  


Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
Henry vanDyke
Happiness   |  


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 vanDyke
Faith   |  


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.
Henry vanDyke
Possibilities   |  


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 vanDyke
Thanksgiving   |  


Look around for a place to sow a few seeds.
Henry vanDyke
Words of Encouragement   |  


What we do belongs to what we are; and what we are is what becomes of us.
Henry vanDyke
Action   |  


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.
Henry vanDyke
Fear   |  


Genius is talent set on fire by courage.
Henry vanDyke
Courage   |  


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.
Henry vanDyke
Choices   |  


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 vanDyke
Death   |  


Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live.
Henry vanDyke
Live Each Day   |  



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