Henry Van Dyke Quotes

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

Henry Van Dyke

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

Henry Van Dyke

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

Henry Van Dyke

Love is not getting, but giving

Henry Van Dyke

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

Henry Van Dyke

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

Henry Van Dyke

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

Henry Van Dyke

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

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.

Henry Van Dyke

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

Henry Van Dyke

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 not.

Henry Van Dyke

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

Henry Van Dyke

Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world - stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death - and that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem nineteen hundred years ago is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love? Then you can keep Christmas.

Henry Van Dyke

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

Henry Van Dyke

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.

Henry Van Dyke

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

Henry Van Dyke

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