Best Quotes by William Lyon Phelps (Top 10)

  1. The happiest people in this world are those who have the most interesting thoughts.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. God speaks to me not through the thunder and the earthquake, nor through the ocean and the stars, but through the Son of Man, and speaks in a language adapted to my imperfect sight and hearing.
  5. You can learn more about human nature by reading the Bible than by living in New York.
  6. One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.
  7. In a start-up company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks.
  8. If happiness truly consisted in physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; it would be, I think, an American cow.
  9. I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
  10. 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.

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