Be glad for life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to look up at the stars.

Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933) American clergyman and writer
“Footpaths to Peace”

More common short form of: "To be glad of life because it gives you to chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars -- to be satisfied with your possessions but not content with yourself until you have made the best of them -- to despise nothing in the world except falsehood and meanness, and to fear nothing except cowardice -- to be governed by you admirations rather than by your disgusts -- to covet nothing that is your neighbors except his kindness of heart and gentleness of manners -- to think seldom of your enemies, often of your friends, and every day of Christ; to spend as much time as you can in God's out-of doors -- these are the little guideposts on the footpaths to peace.
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 23-Jul-12
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