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William Lyon Phelps
(1865-1943) born on
Jan 02
US educator, journalist. He was a Yale English professor, 1892-1933; popularized the arts through his lectures and essays.
         
   
F
Nature makes boys and girls lovely to look upon so they can be tolerated until they acquire some sense.

R
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.
A
One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.
N
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.
K
If happiness truly consisted in physical ease and freedom from care, the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; but an American cow.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: In "Pearls of Wisdom," ed. J. Agel and W. Glanze, 1987.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: "Autobiography."
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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