"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."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Henry Van Dyke on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Henry Van Dyke on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Henry Van Dyke on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Henry Van Dyke on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."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."