Raise the stone
, and thou shalt find me; cleave the wood and there am I.
- Raise the stone, and thou shalt find me; cleave the wood and there am I.
- The Toiling of Felix, Pt. I, prelude (1900)
- So it's home again, and home again, America for me!
My heart is turning home again, and there I long to be,
In the land of youth and freedom beyond the ocean bars,
Where the air is full of sunlight and the flag is full of stars!
- The lintel low enough to keep out pomp and pride:
The threshold high enough to turn deceit aside.
- For the Friends at Hurstmont. The Door
- 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.
- 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 Eternity.
- Death comes in its own time, in its own way.
Death is as unique as the individual experiencing it.
- I'm only wishing to go a-fishing;
For this the month of May was made.
- For real company and friendship, there is nothing outside of the animal kingdom that is comparable to a river.
- The mountain is voiceless and imperturbable; and its very loftiness and serenity sometimes make us the more lonely.
- The promotion from all-day picnics to a two weeks' camping-trip is like going from school to college.
- Every mountain is, rightly considered, an invitation to climb.
- Romantic love interests almost everybody, because almost everybody knows something about it, or would like to know.
- How often a man has cause to return thanks for the enthusiasms of his friends! They are the little fountains that run down from the hills to refresh the mental desert of the despondent.
- Christ never asks us to give up merely for the sake of giving up, but always in order to win something better.
- The simple life which blandly ignores all care and conflict, soon becomes flabby and invertebrate, sentimental and gelatinous.
- As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.
- Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars
- Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
- The following information is from the following site: http://pt.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talento , the fourth entry, which gives the citation as (( Henry van Dyke quoted in "Handicapped Individuals Services and Training Act: hearing before the Subcommittee on Select Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-seventh Congress, second session, on HR 6820 ... hearing held in St. Paul, Minn., and Loretto, Minn. on September 2, 1982. "-. 223 Page, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Select Education - USGPO, 1982 - 257 pages ))