William Jordan

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 control, glory, humanity, individuality, retirement, self-control, strength, welfare, and world

The man who is calm does not selfishly isolate himself from the world, for he is intensely interested in all the concerns the welfare of humanity. His calmness is but a Holy of Holies into which he can retire from the world to get strength to live in the world. He realizes that the full glory of individuality, the crowning of his self-control is the majesty of calmness.

William Jordan

Source: The Majesty of Calmness, p. 12

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A Quote by William George Jordan on action, conquest, dignity, freedom, future, gifts, growth, individuality, mistakes, power, privilege, progress, and wisdom

Mistakes are the inevitable accompaniment of the greatest gift given to man, - individual freedom of action. Let us be glad of the dignity of our privilege to make mistakes, glad of the wisdom that enables us to recognize them, glad of the power that permits us to turn their light as a glowing illumination along the pathway of our future. Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom. Without them there would be no individual growth, no progress, no conquest.

William Jordan

Source: The Power of Purpose, pp. 21-22.

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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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A Quote by William George Jordan on body, education, habits, information, and mind

Education, in its highest sense, is conscious training of mind or body to act unconsciously. It is conscious formation of mental habits, not mere acquisition of information.

William Jordan

Source: The Majesty of Calmness, p. 48

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