Rejoice, my friend, if God has made you strong: / Put forth your force to move the world along: / Yet never shame your strength to do a wrong. – Henry Van Dyke – 1918
Snow-white and sacred is the sacrifice / That heaven demands for what our heart doth prize: / The man who fears to suffer ne’er can rise. – Henry Van Dyke 1918
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The wisdom of retreat
Learn from the crab, O runner fresh and fleet,
Sideways to move, or backwards, when discreet;
Life is not all advance,—sometimes retreat!
Henry Van Dyke 1918
Bitter his life who lives for self alone,
Poor would he be with riches and a throne:
But friendship doubles all we are and own.
Henry van Dyke – 1918