"It is with rivers as it is with people: the greatest are not always the most agreeable nor the best to live with."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Henry Van Dyke on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Henry Van Dyke on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Henry Van Dyke on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Henry Van Dyke on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Henry Van Dyke on Dalai Lama
"Use what talents you possess the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."
"Love is the best thing in the world, and the thing that lives the longest."
"Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why."
"Genius is talent set on fire by courage."
"Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live."
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