William Lyon Phelps Quotes

At a ceertain age, people’s minds close up. They live on their intellectual fat.

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.

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

The fear of life is the favorite disease of the twentieth century.

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

But your own books belong to you; you treat them with the affectionate intimacy that annihilates formality. Books are for use, not for show; you should own no book that you are afraid to mark up, or afraid to place on the table, wide open and face down. A good reason for marking favorite passages […]

A knowledge of the Bible without a college course is more valuable than a college course without the Bible.