Henry van Dyke

Henry van Dyke

American Protestant Clergyman and Writer

Lived from: 1852--1933

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    Individualsm is a fatal poison. But individuality is the salt of common life.
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    A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war.
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    Be glad of life because it gives you a chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at stars.
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    Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why.
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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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    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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    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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    Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
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    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.
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    In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence.
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    Look around for a place to sow a few seeds.
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    Modest egotism is the salt of conversation.
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    No amount of energy will take the place of thought.
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    Some people are so afraid to 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.
    Source: Fisherman's Luck (1899) , ch. 5
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