Quotes by William Lyon Phelps

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

The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.
I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
I am glad my ancestors arrived on the Mayflower, but I am gladder that there are nine generations between us.
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.
One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.
The Gateway to Christianity is not through an intricate labyrinth of dogma, but by a simple belief in the person of Christ.