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
"There is no personal charm so great as the charm of
a cheerful temperament."
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 |
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
Henry vanDyke Death |
Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live.
Henry vanDyke Live Each Day |