William Jordan

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 happiness, joy, possessions, and soul

Happiness is the soul's joy in the possession of the intangible.

William Jordan

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A Quote by William George Jordan on happiness, love, mystery, pain, sorrow, suffering, sympathy, and time

True happiness must have the tinge of sorrow outlived, the sense of pain softened by the mellowing years, the chastening of loss that in the wondrous mystery of time transmutes our suffering into love and sympathy with others.

William Jordan

Source: The Majesty of Calmness, p. 62

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A Quote by William George Jordan on day, happiness, hunger, individuality, life, and unhappiness

Unhappiness is the hunger to get; happiness is the hunger to give. . . . If the individual should set out for a single day to give happiness, to make life happier, brighter and sweeter, not for himself but for others, he would find a wondrous revelation of what happiness really is.

William Jordan

Source: The Majesty of Calmness, p. 62

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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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