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William Lyon Phelps
January 2, 1865 - August 21, 1943
Nationality: American
Category: Educator
Subcategory: American Educator

A student never forgets an encouraging private word, when it is given with sincere respect and admiration.


One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.


If you develop the absolute sense of certainty that powerful beliefs provide, then you can get yourself to accomplish virtually anything, including those things that other people are certain are impossible.


Nature makes boys and girls lovely to look upon so they can be tolerated until they acquire some sense.


The final test of a gentleman is his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.


A bibliophile of little means is likely to suffer often. Books don't slip from his hands but fly past him through the air, high as birds, high as prices.


This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.


There is a strange reluctance on the part of most people to admit they enjoy life.


If at first you don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.


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.


The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century.


A well-ordered life is like climbing a tower; the view halfway up is better than the view from the base, and it steadily becomes finer as the horizon expands.


Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation - what are they? They are the happiest people in the world.


If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens.


A cat pours his body on the floor like water. It is restful just to see him.


You can learn more about human nature by reading the Bible than by living in New York.


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


The happiest people in this world are those who have the most interesting thoughts.


Whenever it is possible, a boy should choose some occupation which he should do even if he did not need the money.


In a start-up company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks.


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