Thursday, July 14, 2011

Quote: Henry van Dyke


"Use what talent you possess.  The world would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best."

Henry van Dyke

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933) was an American author, educator and clergyman.  An opponent of America's annexation of the Philippines, as was proposed in 1898, he declared in that year: “If we enter the course of foreign conquest, the day is not far distant when we must spend in annual preparation for wars more than the $180,000,000 that we now spend every year in the education of our children for peace.”


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