William Jordan

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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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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A Quote by William George Jordan on courage, errors, good, injustice, mistakes, opportunity, and self-esteem

If we have made an error, done a wrong, been unjust to another or to ourselves, or, like the Pharisee, passed by some opportunity for good, we should have the courage to face our mistake squarely, to call it boldly by its right name, to acknowledge it frankly and to put in no flimsy alibis of excuse to protect an anemic self-esteem.

William Jordan

Source: The Power of Purpose, p. 23.

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A Quote by William George Jordan on character, immortality, life, reputation, and death

Reputation is the shell a man discards when he leaves life for immortality. His character he takes with him.

William Jordan

Source: Great truths: Individual Problems and Possibilities.‎ - Page 56 by William George Jordan

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