William Lyon Phelps

1822 - 1900

A Quote by William Lyon Phelps on faith, mind, possessions, religion, and war

My religious faith remains in possession of the field only after prolonged civil war with my naturally skeptical mind.

William Lyon Phelps (1822 - 1900)

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A Quote by William Lyon Phelps

I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.

William Lyon Phelps (1822 - 1900)

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A Quote by William Lyon Phelps on earth, failure, happiness, marriage, and success

The highest happiness on earth is marriage. Every man who is happily married is a successful man even if he has failed in everything else.

William Lyon Phelps (1822 - 1900)

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A Quote by William Lyon Phelps on world

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If I were running the world I would have it rain only between 2 and 5 a.m. Anyone who was out then ought to get wet.

William Lyon Phelps (1822 - 1900)

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A Quote by William Lyon Phelps on belief, college, education, knowledge, men, men and women, and women

I thoroughly believe in a university education for both men and women, but I believe a knowledge of the Bible without a college course is more valuable than a college course without the Bible.

William Lyon Phelps (1822 - 1900)

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A Quote by William Lyon Phelps on age, animals, disability, education, efficiency, growth, happiness, lies, men, men and women, mind, order, personality, personality, value, wealth, women, and youth

Herein lies the real value of education. Advanced education may or may not make men and women more efficient; but it enriches personality, increases the wealth of the mind, and hence brings happiness. It is the finest insurance against old age, against the growth of physical disability, against the lack and loss of animal delights. How essential it is, then, in youth to acquire some intellectual or artistic tastes, in order to furnish the mind, to be able to live inside a mind with attractive and interesting pictures on the walls.

William Lyon Phelps (1822 - 1900)

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A Quote by William Lyon Phelps on belief, faith, god, life, and optimism

I find daily life not always joyous, but always interesting. I have some sad days and nights, but none that are dull. As I advance deeper into the vale of years, I live with constantly increasing gusto and excitement. I am sure it all means something; in the last analysis, I am an optimist because I believe in God. Those who have no faith are quite naturally pessimists and I do not blame them.

William Lyon Phelps (1822 - 1900)

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A Quote by William Lyon Phelps on character, dependence, happiness, personality, personality, principles, and virtue

The principle of happiness should be like the principle of virtue: it should not be dependent of things, but be a part of personality [and character].

William Lyon Phelps (1822 - 1900)

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A Quote by William Lyon Phelps on belief, life, time, and youth

The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older.

William Lyon Phelps (1822 - 1900)

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A Quote by William Lyon Phelps on home, honor, jobs, and money

You can be deprived of your money, your job and your home by someone else, but remember that no one can ever take away your honor.

William Lyon Phelps (1822 - 1900)

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