"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."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Henry Van Dyke on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Henry Van Dyke on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Henry Van Dyke on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Henry Van Dyke on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Henry Van Dyke on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"It is with rivers as it is with people: the greatest are not always the most agreeable nor the best to live with."
"Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why."
"Genius is talent set on fire by courage."