Famous Quotes By Bryant H. McGill


  1. A mistake made by many people with great convictions is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness.
  2. American society will never completely understand the true meaning of equality.
  3. An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things.
  4. Birth and death we all move between these two unknowns.
  5. Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.
  6. Comfort in expressing your emotions will allow you to share the best of yourself with others, but not being able to control your emotions will reveal your worst.
  7. Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness.
  8. Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.
  9. Death is the great hope of all life the desire to expend itself to be used and consumed by its own longing for itself.
  10. Do not let your ambitions become a sanctuary for your failures.
  11. Education should prepare our minds to use its own powers of reason and conception rather than filling it with the accumulated misconceptions of the past.
  12. Emotion is often what we rely upon to carry us across the unfathomable voids in our intelligence.
  13. Freedom is not a gift nor does it simply exist for us to have, but rather it is a sacred duty, and its blessed yield of hope is born from none other than the blood of the innocent.
  14. Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for.
  15. Human intelligence may not be the best trick nature has to offer.
  16. If we fear the unknown then surely we fear ourselves.
  17. In the company of the accomplished, people hope it will rub off on themselves, in the company of the misfortunate, they fear it!
  18. It has been my experience that if we make the effort to listen to people when we meet them, and work to get to know them a little, it is then easy to find something likeable in practically anyone.
  19. It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used than a powerful one that is idle.
  20. It is better to lose everything you have to keep the balance of justice level, than to live a life of petty privilege devoid of true freedom.
  21. Knowledge is that possession that no misfortune can destroy, no authority can revoke, and no enemy can control. This makes knowledge the greatest of all freedoms.
  22. Many openly show discontentment with their looks, but few with their intelligence. I, however, assure you there are many more plain minds than faces.
  23. One column of truth cannot hold an institution of ideas from falling into ignorance. It is wiser that a person of prudence and purpose save his strength for battles that can be won.
  24. One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
  25. Our understanding of the world around us is constantly being redefined and expanded, and so therefore, it is wiser to be passionate about seeking for truth than knowing it.
  26. Sometimes power is all a person has, so they will protect it even unto their own destruction, for without power they have nothing.
  27. Suffering is one of life's great teachers.
  28. The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements.
  29. The best way to win against the intolerable is to tolerate them, for this they have seldom dealt with. Your indulgence may soften their malice and open their eyes to more honorable ways.
  30. The greatest joys are found not only in what we do and feel, but also in what we hope for.
  31. The realities of the world seldom measure up to the sublime designs of human imagination.
  32. There are amazingly wonderful people in all walks of life some familiar to us and others not. Stretch yourself and really get to know people. People are in many ways one of our greatest treasures.
  33. There is little more powerful than when truth joins action.
  34. There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
  35. True education is limited to those people who would die without knowing, whereas the masses in the institutions are merely going through the motions, for education is a way of living.
  36. True freedom is where an individual's thoughts and actions are in alignment with that which is true, correct, and of honor - no matter the personal price.
  37. True love is quiescent, except in the nascent moments of true humility.
  38. Truth is not a matter of fact but a state of harmony with progress and hope. Enveloped only in its wings will we ever soar to the promise of our greater selves.
  39. Truth is often the favorite tool of those who deceive.
  40. While it is important for people to see your promise you must also remember that hope is the keeper of both happiness and disappointment, the father of both progress and failure.
  41. Within the hearts men, loyalty and consideration are esteemed greater than success.

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