mardi 6 mai 2008

Four Things

by Henry Van Dyke(1852 - 1933)
American Poet and Presbyterian Minister

Four things a man must learn to do
If he would make his record true:
To think without confusion clearly;
To love his fellow man sincerely;
To act from honest motives purely;
To trust in God and Heaven securely.

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Quotes by Henry van Dyke
Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
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There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart - never to believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; never to tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary, and that God is listening.
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There is only one way to get ready for immortality, and that is to love this life and live it as bravely and faithfully and cheerfully as we can.
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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.
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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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What we do, belongs to what we are; and what we are is what becomes of us.

1 commentaire:

gmarie a dit…

Nice poem. I haven't checked out the recipes yet. Could you recommend a Christmas dish...something to complement the turkey?