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Use what talents you possess.
by Henry Van Dyke

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

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

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

 

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

Genius is talent set on fire by courage.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A friend is what the heart needs all the time.
- 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

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

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

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

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

If the problem can be solved,
there is no use worrying about it.
If it can't be solved,
worrying will do no good.
- Tibetan proverb

Make the best use of what is in your power,
and take the rest as it happens.
- Epictetus

Don't fight forces, use them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We must use time creatively.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.
- John F. Kennedy

The less I take the difficulties of my life as personal affront,
and the more I use them as an opportunity to learn and grow...
the easier I sleep at night.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The means we use must be as pure
as the ends we seek.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am an optimist.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.
- Winston Churchill

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Understand that the right to
choose your own path
is a sacred privilege.
Use it.
Dwell in possibility.
- Oprah Winfrey

All the energy of the universe is mine
to use as spirit directs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a power for good in the universe
greater than you are and you can use it.
- Ernest Holmes

If I mayn't tell you what I feel,
what is the use of a friend?
- William Makepeace Thackeray

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

In all my ways of seeing - may I use new glasses,
a telescope and a microscope.
And may I always allow myself to see a circumstance
through the tender hearts of my friends.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Stop! Breathe deeply.
Begin bringing peace to the outer world
by regaining your own inner peace.
Choose love, choose gratitude,
choose forgiveness, choose peace.
Begin with your own inner peace.
Then use that inner peace
as a platform from which
to approach the outer world
with perspective, understanding, and patience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

USE this time of fresh beginnings.
Use it as an impetus, the force or energy toward change.
Become stronger, a better leader, more focused in your thoughts.
Exert more influence over your dreams
by bringing them closer to your thoughts, every day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yesterday is like a dung heap;
you can complain about the smell,
or you can use it to fertilize tomorrow's garden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

INTENT:
We hold the power to make things happen
through our intent -
to the extent that we use our intention
with compassion and without ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is no use walking anywhere to preach
unless our walking is our preaching.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity
to sharpen those qualities even more sharply
by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and pray for them
which despitefully use you and persecute you.
- Matthew 5:44

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

Do not use a hatchet to remove
a fly from your friend's forehead.
- Chinese Proverb

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.
- Thomas J. Watson

Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.
- M. C. Escher

Men have a respect for scholarship and learning
greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.
- Henry David Thoreau


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