Henry van Dyke

1852 - 1933

A Quote by Henry van Dyke on america, cities, corruption, country, daughters, equality, facts, fighting, honesty, honor, idealism, justice, liberty, lies, life, politics, power, sons, work, and worth

There is a life that is worth living now as it was worth living in the former days, and that is the honest life, the useful life, the unselfish life, cleansed by devotion to an ideal. There is a battle worth fighting now as it was worth fighting then, and that is the battle for justice and equality: to make our city and our state free in fact as well as in name; to break the rings that strangle real liberty, and to keep them broken; to cleanse, so far as in our power lies, the fountains of our national life from political, commercial, and social corruption; to teach our sons and daughters, by precept and example, the honor of serving such a country as America. That is work worthy of the finest manhood and womanhood.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on birds, colors, dreams, faith, feeling, god, knowledge, meaning, thought, understanding, and universe

We may be able to tell how many stars are in the Milky Way; we may be able to count the petals of every flower, and number the bones of every bird; but unless faith leads us to a deeper understanding, a more reverent comprehension of the significance of the universe, God can be no more pleased with our knowledge than the painter is pleased with the fly which touches his picture with its feelers, and sips the varnish from the surface, and dies without dreaming of the meaning, thought, feeling, embodied in the colors.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on confusion, god, honesty, learning, love, motives, and trust

Four things a man must learn to do If he would make his record true; To think without confusion clearly; To love his fellowmen sincerely; To act from honest motives purely; To trust in God and Heav'n securely.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on belief, god, good, heart, listening, and rules

There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart - never to believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; never to tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary, and that God is listening while you tell it.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on birds, earth, friendship, good, music, peace, silence, and worth

These are the things I prize And hold of dearest worth: Light of the sapphire skies, Peace of the silent hills, Shelter of the forests, comfort of the grass, Music of birds, murmur of little rills, Shadows of cloud that swiftly pass, And, after showers, The smell of flowers And of the good brown earth,- And best of all, along the way, friendship and mirth.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on goals, god, heaven, love, soul, and path

Who seeks for heaven alone to save his soul, May keep the path, but will not reach the goal; While he who walks in love may wander far, But God will bring him where the Blessed are.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on friendship, guests, heart, home, love, and rest

Every house where love abides And friendship is a guest, Is surely home, and home, sweet home For there the heart can rest.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on grief, laughter, life, music, quiet, rest, silence, songs, soul, and world

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.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on death and people

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

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on immortality, life, and love

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 (1852 - 1933)

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