28 Total Quotes

William Phelps Quotes

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 Phelps
#American Educator

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.
William Phelps
#Happiness

A student never forgets an encouraging private word, when it is given with sincere respect and admiration.
William Phelps
#American Educator #Admiration

A cat pours his body on the floor like water. It is restful just to see him.
William Phelps
#American Educator #Body

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

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

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 Phelps
#Belief

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 Phelps
#American Educator

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 Phelps
#Jesus Christ #Earthquake

Whenever it is in any way possible, every boy and girl should choose as his life work some occupation which he should like to do anyhow, even if he did not need the money.
William Phelps
#Life

If at first you don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.
William Phelps
#American Educator

You can learn more about human nature by reading the Bible than by living in New York.
William Phelps
#American Educator #Bible

There is a strange reluctance on the part of most people to admit they enjoy life.
William Phelps
#American Educator

The happiest people in this world are those who have the most interesting thoughts
William Phelps
#Happiness

The happiest person is he who thinks the most interesting thoughts.
William Phelps
#Happiness

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 Phelps
#American Educator #Belief #Pearls of Wisdom #Happiness #Life

I am glad my ancestors arrived on the Mayflower, but I am gladder that there are nine generations between us.
William Phelps
#Ancestors

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 Phelps
#American Educator #Rain

If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens.
William Phelps
#American Educator