Best Quotes by Philip Wylie (Top 9)

  1. Ignorance is not bliss - it is oblivion.
  2. Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache.
  3. One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.
  4. If liberty has any meaning it means freedom to improve.
  5. The novelist now usurps the chair of the educator, the pulpit of the preacher, the columns of the journalist. Yet his original purpose of entertaining may have been his highest purpose. (introduction to Gladiator, Book League Monthly, 1930)
  6. The businessmen have corrupted liberty by trying to propose it as a material quality.
  7. Not to understand the doer is to have no certain knowledge of what has been done, or why it was undertaken
  8. I don't like people—much. This kind, I mean. And they don't like me at all, as a rule. Maybe the latter explains the former.
  9. God must hate common people, because he made them so common.