William Jordan

A Quote by William George Jordan on day, feeling, glory, hunger, justice, life, and vision

Let us seek to reign nobly on the throne of our highest self for just a single day, filling every moment of every hour with our finest, unselfish best. Then there would come to us such a vision of the golden glory of the sunlit heights, such a glad, glowing tonic of the higher levels of life, that we could never dwell again in the darkened valley of ordinary living without feeling shut in, stifled, and hungry for the freer air and the broader outlook.

William Jordan

Source: The Power of Purpose, p. 47.

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A Quote by William George Jordan on debt, privilege, and statistics

Constantly reminding a man of the favors he has received from you almost cancels the debt. The care of the statistics should be his privilege; you are usurping his prerogative when you recall them.

William Jordan

Source: The Power of Truth, p. 37.

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A Quote by William George Jordan on crime, evil, good, ingratitude, and revenge

Ingratitude is a crime more despicable than revenge, which is only returning evil for evil, while ingratitude returns evil for good.

William Jordan

Source: The Power of Truth, p. 25.

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A Quote by William George Jordan on ingratitude and life

Much of the seeming ingratitude in life comes from our magnifying of our own acts, our minifying of the acts of others.

William Jordan

Source: The Power of Truth, p. 35.

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A Quote by William George Jordan on beginning, gratitude, and words

Profuse expressions of gratitude do not cancel an indebtedness any more than a promissory note settles an account. It is a beginning, not a finality. Gratitude that is extravagant in words is usually economical in all other expression.

William Jordan

Source: The Power of Truth, p. 38.

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A Quote by William George Jordan on control, crisis, learning, life, nature, peace, self-control, and serenity

Calmness comes from within. It is the peace and restfulness of the depths of our nature. The fury of storm and of wind agitate only the surface of the sea; they penetrate only two or three hundred feet; below that is the calm, unruffled deep. To be ready for the great crises of life we must learn serenity in our daily living. Calmness is the crown of self-control.

William Jordan

Source: The Majesty of Calmness, p. 8-9

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A Quote by William George Jordan on confidence, control, crisis, harmony, idealism, life, nature, power, purpose, and quality

Calmness is the rarest quality in human life. It is the poise of a great nature, in harmony with itself and its ideals. It is the moral atmosphere of a life self-centered, self-reliant, and self-controlled. Calmness is singleness of purpose, absolute confidence, and conscious power, ready to be focused in an instant to meet any crises.

William Jordan

Source: The Majesty of Calmness, p. 7

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A Quote by William George Jordan on future, life, promises, and present

The man who says he will lead a newer and better life tomorrow, who promises great things for the future, and yet does nothing in the present to make that future possible, is living in an air-castle.

William Jordan

Source: The Power of Truth, p. 45.

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A Quote by William George Jordan on courage, day, dignity, individuality, inspiration, life, obstacles, soul, and wine

The supreme courage of life is the courage of the soul. It is living, day by day, sincerely, steadfastly, serenely,-despite all opinions, all obstacles, all opposition. It means the wine of inspiration from the crushed grapes of our sorrows. This courage makes the simplest life, great; it makes the greatest life-sublime. It means the royal dignity of fine individual living.

William Jordan

Source: The Power of Purpose, p. 39.

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A Quote by William George Jordan on animals

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Man forgets that he is the only animal that dines; the others merely feed. Why does he abrogate his right to dine and go to the end of the line with the mere feeders?

William Jordan

Source: The Majesty of Calmness, p. 16

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