William Lyon Phelps Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old william lyon phelps quotes, william lyon phelps sayings, and william lyon phelps proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him.     

William Lyon Phelps

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

William Lyon Phelps

This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him.     

William Lyon Phelps

Every time you acquire a new interest, even more, a new accomplishment, you increase your power of life.     

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

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

William Lyon Phelps

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

William Lyon Phelps

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.     

William Lyon Phelps

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

William Lyon Phelps

If at first you don’t succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.     

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

The highest happiness on earth is marriage.     

William Lyon Phelps

The highest happiness on earth is marriage.     

William Lyon Phelps

If I were running the world I would have it rain only between two and five AM - anyone who was out then ought to get wet.     

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

The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts.      

William Lyon Phelps

Those who decide use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, books, pictures, company, conversation, are the happiest people in the world and they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness to other.     

William Lyon Phelps