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William Lyon Phelps Quotes and Sayings

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The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century.
- William Lyon Phelps

Related topics: Life

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

The happiest people in this world are those who have
the most interesting thoughts.
- William Lyon Phelps

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

 

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

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

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.
- William Lyon Phelps

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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.
- William Lyon Phelps

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

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

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

One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.
- William Lyon Phelps

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

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.
- William Lyon Phelps

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

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

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

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

If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens.
- William Lyon Phelps

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

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.
- William Lyon Phelps

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.
- William Lyon Phelps

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.
- William Lyon Phelps

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering
is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho PHOTO

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard PHOTO

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

Choose what lies in the shadows to be a matter
for discovery and adventure, rather than fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you look into your own heart,
and you find nothing wrong there,
what is there to worry about?
What is there to fear?
- Confucius

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The inherent nature of life is constant change.
To fear change is to fear life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Misunderstanding arising from ignorance breeds fear,
and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace.
- Lester B. Pearson

Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic;
it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation.
- Vannevar Bush

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
- Anonymous

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

Where fear is, happiness is not.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

What if it were only an illusion?
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future -
our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we let things terrify us,
life will not be worth living.
- Seneca

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

Our deepest fears are like dragons
guarding our deepest treasure.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
- George Washington

To live a creative life
we must lose our fear of being wrong.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience
in which I must stop and look fear in the face.
I say to myself, I've lived through this
and can take the next thing that comes along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

The most painful and debilitating fear is fear of the unknown.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow,
it only saps today of its joy.
- Leo Buscaglia

The moment you start seeing life
as non-serious, a playfulness,
all the burden on your heart disappears.
All the fear of death, of life,
of love - everything disappears.
- Osho

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale

It is idle to dread what you cannot avoid.
- Publilius Syrus

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
- Albert Camus

Fear is the root of the tree of suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another
as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
- Thomas Jefferson

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

In this world there is always danger
for those who are afraid of it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell


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