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 Van Dyke

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Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.

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Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.

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For those who love... time is eternity.

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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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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.

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There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament.

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A tear that trembles for a little while Upon the trembling eyelid, till the world Wavers within its circle like a dream, Holds more of meaning in its narrow orb Than all the distant landscape that it blurs.

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Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.

Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.

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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.

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Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul.

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If all the skies were sunshine Our faces would be fain To feel once more upon them The cooling splash of rain. If all the world were music, Our hearts would often long For one sweet strain of silence, To break the endless song If life were always merry, Our souls would seek relief, And rest from weary laughter In the quiet arms of grief.

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Time is: Too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear.

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About Henry Van Dyke

Quotes 141 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Poet
Birthday October 16

Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live.

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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.

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What do I owe my father? Everything!

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Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.

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No amount of energy will take the place of thought.

A strenuous life with its eyes shut is a kind of wild insanity.

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Of all the things that man has made, no is so full of interest and charm, none possesses so distinct a life and character of its own, as a ship.

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Gratitude is a twofold love -- love coming to visit us, and love running out to greet a welcome guest.

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Favorite People, Favorite Places, Favorite Memories of the past .

.. These are the joys of a lifetime Those are the things that last

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Tact is the unsaid part of what you think.

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There are many kinds of love, as many kinds of light, And every kind of love makes a glory in the night. There is love that stirs the heart, and love that gives it rest, But the love that leads life upward is the noblest and the best.

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Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why.

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Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to live and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.

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The best rose-bush, after all, is not that which has the fewest thorns, but that which bears the finest roses.

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But this I know. Those who seek Him will do well to look among the poor and the lowly, the sorrowful and the oppressed.

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

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The woods would be quiet if no bird sang but the one that sang best.

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Love is the heart s immortal thirst to be completely known and all forgiven.

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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.

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In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence.

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Come, my friend, forget your foes, and leave your fears behind, And wander forth to try your luck, with cheerful, quiet mind; For be your fortune great or small, you take what God will give, And all the day your heart will say, "'Tis luck enough to live.

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Let me but find it in my heart to say, When vagrant wishes beckon me astray, "This is my work; my blessing, not my doom; Of all who live, I am the one by whom This work can best be done in the right way."

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Religion? Yes, I know it well; I've heard its prayers and creeds, And seen men put them all to shame with poor, half-hearted deeds. They follow Christ, but far away; they wander and they doubt. I'll serve him in a better way, and live his precepts out.

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Look around for a place to sow a few seeds.

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There is a better thing than the observance of Christmas day, and that is, keeping Christmas.

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Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.

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O' who will walk with me along lifes merry way? A comrade blithe and full of glee, who dares to laugh out loud and free.

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Love is not getting, but giving. Not a wild dream of pleasure and madness of desire - oh, no - love is not that! It is goodness and honor and peace and pure living - yes, love is that and it is the best thing in the world and the thing that lives the longest.

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I shall grow old, but never lose life's zest, because the road's last turn will be the best.

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No amount of energy will take the place of thought.

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Heaven is blest with perfect rest, but the blessing of Earth is toil.

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The birth of Jesus is the sunrise in the Bible.

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What we do belongs to what we are; and what we are is what becomes of us.

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The lintel low enough to keep out pomp and pride;

The threshold high enough to turn deceit aside; The doorband strong enough from robbers to defend; This door will open at a touch to welcome every friend.

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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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Hymns of today that may be sung by people who know the thought of the age.

..are not afraid that any truth of science will destroy Christianity, or any revolution will overthrow the Kingdom of Heaven.

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Deeds not Words: I say so too! And yet I find it somehow true, A word may help a man in need, To nobler act and braver deed.

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The storm is ended! The impartial sunLaughs down upon the battle lost and won,And crowns the triumph of the cloudy hostIn rolling lines retreating to the coast.

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