Henry Van Dyke — American Poet

Henry Jackson van Dyke was an American author, educator, and clergyman... (wikipedia)

A friend is what the heart needs all the time.
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
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.