"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."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Henry Van Dyke on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Henry Van Dyke on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Henry Van Dyke on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Henry Van Dyke on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Henry Van Dyke on Winston Churchill
"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."