Henry Van Dyke Love Quotes and Sayings
#1 Time Is, Music and Other Poems, 1904
1. 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.
#2 LOVE AND LIGHT [S]
2. There are many kinds of love, as many kinds of light,
And every kind of love makes a glory in the night.
There is love that stirs the heart, and love that gives it rest,
But the love that leads life upward is the noblest and the best.
#3 A HANDFUL OF HEATHER, Little Rivers [S]
3. And you will remember that love is not getting, but giving; not a wild dream of pleasure, and a madness of desire—oh no, love is not that—it is goodness, and honour, and peace, and pure living—yes, love is that; and it is the best thing in the world, and the thing that lives longest.
#4 The Ruling Passion: Tales of Nature and Human Nature, Scribner, 1904
4. Romantic love interests almost everybody, because almost everybody knows something about it, or would like to know.
Excerpt from Wikipedia: Henry Jackson van Dyke (1852 – 1933), was an American author, educator, and clergyman. He was born on November 10, 1852 in Germantown, Pennsylvania in the United States. He graduated from Princeton University in 1873 and from Princeton Theological Seminary, 1877 and served as a professor of English literature at Princeton between 1899 and 1923. In 1908-09 Dr. van Dyke was an American lecturer at the University of Paris. By appointment of President Wilson he became Minister to the Netherlands and Luxembourg in 1913. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters and received many other honors.
Sayings by Henry Van Dyke
#1 Essays in Application, Scribner, 1905
1. A peace which depends upon fear is nothing but a suppressed war.
#2 The Upward Path: Daily Inspirations from the Works of Henry Van Dyke, H. Shaw Publishers, 2000
2. Remember, 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.
#3 Ships and Havens, ch. 2, 1898
3. What we do belongs to what we are; and what we are is what becomes of us.
#4 Counsels by The Way, The works of Henry Van Dyke, Volume 15, C. Scribner’s Sons, 1921
4. To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind–this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for.
#5 Joy and Power, Counsels by the Way, T. Y. Crowell & Company, 1908
5. [Happiness] It is inward, and not outward; and so it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
#6 Little Rivers [S]
6. It is with rivers as it is with people: the greatest are not always the most agreeable, nor the best to live with.
#7 A HANDFUL OF HEATHER, Little Rivers [S]
7. But there is only one way to get ready for immortality, and that is to love this life and live it as bravely and cheerfully and faithfully as we can.
Unsourced Henry Van Dyke Quotes
1. Gratitude is a twofold love–love coming to visit us, and love running out to greet a welcome guest.
2. A friend is what the heart needs all the time.
3. Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.
4. Genius is talent set on fire by courage.
5. Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
6. Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang be.
7. Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
8. There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament.