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 Henry van Dyke - “Gratitude is a twofold love -- love coming to visit us, and love running out to greet a welcome guest.”
 Henry van Dyke - “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 and never to tell that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary, and that God is listening while you tell it.”
 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 - “He that planteth a tree is a servant of God, he provideth a kindness for many generations, and faces that he haith not seen shall bless him.”
 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.”
 Dick van Dyke - “Women will never be as successful as men because they have no wives to advise them.”
 Henry van Dyke - “Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in and around your lettuce and green beans.”
 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.”
 Henry van Dyke - “Home at last. 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 wonder far, yet God will bring him where the blessed are.”
 Henry van Dyke - “Use what talents you possess the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.”
 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 Eternity”
 Henry van Dyke - “Tact is the unsaid part of what you think its opposite, the unthought part which you say.”
 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 IVE DONE AMISS FORGIVE ALL OF GOOD IVE TRIED TO DO STRENGTHEN, bless and carry through All I love in safety keep While in Thee I fall asleep.”
 Henry van Dyke - “Remember that what you possess in this world will be found on the day of your death to belong to somebody else. But what you are will be yours forever.”
 Henry van Dyke - “He that planteth a tree is a servant of God, he provideth a kindness for many generations, and faces that he hath not seen shall bless him.”
 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.”
 Henry van Dyke - “Love is not getting, but giving, not a wild dream of pleasure, and madness of desire ... it is goodness, and honor, and peace and pure living.”
 Henry van Dyke - “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 - “Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.”
 Henry van Dyke - “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 - “Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.”
 Henry van Dyke - “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 - “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 - “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 - “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.”

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