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Time is too slow for those who wait,
by Henry Van Dyke

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.
- Henry Van Dyke

Related topics: Love

Use what talents you possess.
The woods would be very silent
if no birds sang there,
except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke

Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live.
- Henry Van Dyke

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.
- Henry Van Dyke

 

There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world.
It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.
- Henry Van Dyke

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.
- Henry Van Dyke

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.
Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling.
Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
- Henry Van Dyke

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Genius is talent set on fire by courage.
- Henry Van Dyke

It is with rivers as it is with people:
the greatest are not always the most agreeable nor the best to live with.
- Henry Van Dyke

There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament.
- Henry Van Dyke

Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul.
- Henry Van Dyke

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.
- Henry Van Dyke

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.
- Henry Van Dyke

Look around for a place to sow a few seeds.
- Henry Van Dyke

A friend is what the heart needs all the time.
- Henry Van Dyke

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.
- Henry Van Dyke

Half of the secular unrest and dismal,
profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain
ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.
- Henry Van Dyke

Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why.
- Henry Van Dyke

What we do belongs to what we are; and what we are is what becomes of us.
- Henry Van Dyke

A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war.
- Henry Van Dyke

In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence,
then a recognition of interdependence.
- Henry Van Dyke

Love is the best thing in the world,
and the thing that lives the longest.
- Henry Van Dyke

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love,
to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.
- Henry Van Dyke

As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living,
new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.
- Henry Van Dyke

Happiness is inward, and not outward;
and so,
it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
- Henry Van Dyke

Many a treasure besides Ali Baba's is unlocked with a verbal key.
- Henry Van Dyke

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

Who forces time is pushed back by time;
who yields to time finds time on his side.
- The Talmud

Regret is an appalling waste of time.
- Katherine Mansfield

A big part of letting go is recognizing
when it is time to stay in a situation
and when it is time to move on.
- Darren L. Johnson

So divinely is the world organized that every one of us,
in our place and time, is in balance with everything else.
- Adam Acone

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

When you feel the need to hurry,
remember that everything in life is a CHOICE.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal.
As spirits they belong to the eternal world,
but as animals they inhabit time.
- C. S. Lewis

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools,
but the gentle touches of air and water
working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
- Henry David Thoreau

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feeling overwhelmed by apparent demands on our time
is like going to a restaurant,
ordering everything on the menu,
and complaining about indigestion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we are not happy and joyous at this season,
for what other season shall we wait and
for what other time shall we look?
- Abdul-Baha

Habit is habit,
and not to be flung out of the window by any man,
but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.
- Mark Twain

Life is like an onion:
you peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg

Life is now.
There was never a time when your life was not now,
nor will there ever be.
- Eckhart Tolle

A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin

The way lies in softness and patience,
as the softest water cuts through the hardest rock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is like dancing.
If we have a big floor, many people will dance.
Some will get angry when the rhythm changes.
But life is changing all the time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Your time is limited,
so don't waste it living someone else's life.
- Steve Jobs

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
- John F. Kennedy

A sloth lives a pretty good life, s-l-o-w-l-y.
Maybe we have something to learn from him.
Some days, being sloth-like may be just what you need
to avoid being consumed by urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Does thou love life? Then do not squander time;
for that's the stuff life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The secret to a joyful life is Simplicity -
saying NO to the latest this and the most glamorous that -
saying NO to chasing an overly-demanding career -
saying NO to the stressful demands upon your time and energy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must use time wisely and forever realize
that the time is always ripe to do right.
- Nelson Mandela

This is no time for ease and comfort.
It is time to dare and endure.
- Winston Churchill

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gardening is all about optimism.
I put a seed in the ground.
I consistently tend it,
confident I will see the results, in time,
of the nurture I have provided.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

He who spends time regretting the past,
loses the present and risks the future.
- Quevedo

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Look at this butterfly, so beautiful, so delicate.
I can enjoy this butterfly from a distance,
but if I touched her, she would die.
While not quite as delicate as butterflies,
people also need private space and private time
away from the demands of the world -
even away from the attentions of those
with whom they are most bonded.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine,
a possession for all time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Urgent? Why?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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