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By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

Those who would see wonderful things must often be ready to travel alone.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

Thou wayfaring Jesus - a pilgrim and stranger, Exiled from heaven by love at Thy birth: Exiled again from Thy rest in the manger, A fugitive child 'mid the perils of earth - Cheer with Thy fellowship all who are weary, Wandering far from the land that they love: Guide every heart that is homeless and dreary, Safe to its home in Thy presence above.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

Oh, London is a man's town, there's power in the air; And Paris is a woman's town, with flowers in her hair; And it's sweet to dream in Venice, and it's great to study Rome; But when it comes to living, there is no place like home.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

The Bible does not profess to make men omniscient, but simply to tell them enough to make them happy and good, if they will believe it and live up to it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

Peace without Justice is a low estate,— A coward cringing to an iron Fate! But Peace through Justice is the great ideal,— We'll pay the price of war to make it real.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

The Bible teaches that God owns the world. He distributes to every man according to His own good pleasure, conformably to general laws.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

Favorite People, Favorite Places, Favorite Memories of the past ... These are the joys of a lifetime Those are the things that last

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

The simple life which blandly ignores all care and conflict, soon becomes flabby and invertebrate, sentimental and gelatinous.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

Thou warden of the western gate, above Manhattan Bay, The fogs of doubt that hid thy face are driven clean away: Thine eyes at last look far and clear, thou liftest high thy hand To spread the light of liberty world-wide for every land.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

You may have to live in a crowd, but you do not have to live like it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

Love is not about getting - but giving.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

We measure success by accumulation. The measure is false. The true measure is appreciation. He who loves most has most.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

The world is full of warfare 'twixt the evil and the good;I watched the battle from afar as one who understoodThe shouting and confusion, the bloody, blundering fight-How few there are that see it clear, how few that wage it right!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

What is Fortune, what is Fame? Futile gold and phantom name- Riches buried in a cave, Glory written on a grave.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

Look around for a place to sow a few seeds.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

Tact is the unsaid part of what you think.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

Modest egotism is the salt of conversation; you do not want too much of it, but if it is altogether omitted, everything tastes flat.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

Spend as much time as possible, with body and with spirit in God's out-of-doors.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

Memory is a capricious and arbitrary creature. You never can tell what pebble she will pick up from the shore of life to keep among her treasures, or what inconspicuous flower of the field she will preserve as the symbol of "thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears." . . . And yet I do not doubt that the most Important things are always the best remembered.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

The more keenly we are awake to the perils of life, the higher and grander is the possibility of being truly brave.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

The birth of Jesus is the sunrise in the Bible.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

Every country-or at least every country that is fit for habitation-has its own rivers; and every river has its own quality; and it is the part of wisdom to know and love as many as you can, seeing each in the fairest possible light, and receiving from each the best that it has to give.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

Be grateful for the tiny details of your life and make room for unexpected and beautiful blessings.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

For real company and friendship, there is nothing outside the animal kingdom that is comparable to a river.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

A river is the most human and companionable of all inanimate things. It has a life, a character, a voice of its own; and it is as full of good fellowship as a sugar maple is of sap. It can talk in various tones, loud or low, and of many subjects grave and gay.... For real company and friendship there is nothing, outside of the animal kingdom, that is comparable to a river.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

No amount of energy will take the place of thought.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

I heard through the nightThe rush and the clamour;The pulse of the fightLike blows of Thor's hammer;The pattering flightOf the leaves, and the anguishedMoan of the forest vanquished.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

Many a treasure besides Ali Baba's is unlocked with a verbal key.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

Life is an arrow, therefore you must know What mark to aim at, how to use the bow-- Then draw it to the head and let it go!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

Ere thou sleepest, gently lay Every troubled thought away; Put off worry and distress As thou puttest off thy dress; Drop thy burden and thy care In the quiet arms of prayer. Lord thou knowest how I live, All I'VE DONE AMISS FORGIVE; ALL OF GOOD I'VE TRIED TO DO STRENGTHEN, bless and carry through; All I love in safety keep While in Thee I fall asleep.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

In love and friendship, small, steady payments on a gold basis are better than immense promissory notes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

Oh, it's home again and home again, America for me! I want a ship that's westward bound to plough the rolling sea To the blessed land of Room Enough beyond the ocean bars, Where the air is full of sunlight and the flag is full of stars.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

The mountains that enfold the vale With walls of granite, steep and high, Invite the fearless foot to scale Their stairway toward the sky. The restless, deep, dividing sea That flows and foams from shore to shore, Calls to its sunburned chivalry, "Push out, set sail, explore!" And all the bars at which we fret, That seem to prison and control, Are but the doors of daring, set Ajar before the soul. Say not, "Too poor," but freely give; Sigh not, "Too weak," but boldly try, You never can begin to live Until you dare to die.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Van Dyke

The shadow by my finger cast Divides the future from the past: Before it, sleeps the unborn hour, In darkness, and beyond thy power. Behind its unreturning line, The vanished hour, no longer thine: One hour alone is in thy hands,- The NOW on which the shadow stands.