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NUMBER: 1126
AUTHOR: Henry Van Dyke (1852–1933)
QUOTATION: Four things a man must learn to do
If he would make his record true:
To think without confusion clearly;
To love his fellow-men sincerely;
To act from honest motives purely;
To trust in God and Heaven securely.
ATTRIBUTION: HENRY VAN DYKE, “Four Things,” Poems, vol. 1 (vol. 9 of The Works of Henry Van Dyke), p. 277 (1920).