Henry van Dyke Jr. Quotes

Who was Henry van Dyke Jr.?

Henry Jackson van Dyke Jr. was an American author, educator, diplomat, and clergyman.

Born November 10, 1852
Died April 10, 1933
Aged 80 years old

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Best Quotes by Henry van Dyke Jr.

“Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.”

“It is better to follow even the shadow of the best, than to remain content with the worst.”

“Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.”

“Use what talents you possess, the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”

“What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.”

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“Don’t live together. There’s no good reason to live together. It doesn’t save money. It doesn’t save time on driving back from her (or his?) house when you’re done boning her (or him again?). All it does is create a Petri dish for fighting and bullsh*t.

Living together is like making a hot salami and pastrami sandwich made entirely of bullsh*t and fighting. It’s one layer of fighting, and then one layer of bullsh*t, and so on until you can’t see the top of it any longer.”


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