Zitat des Tages von Bryant H. McGill:
It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used than a powerful one that is idle.
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.
The common person fears to think beyond the common.
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.
The world is not fair, and often fools, cowards, liars and the selfish hide in high places.
An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things.
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.
Truth is often the favorite tool of those who deceive.
A person who makes few mistakes makes little progress.
Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.
Most people do not actually know how to think for themselves, and unfortunately that prevents them from even knowing it.
Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty.
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.
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.
Don't make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice.
Hate controls everything it touches, but love sets everything it touches free.
Where wise actions are the fruit of life, wise discourse is the pollination.
Suffering is one of life's great teachers.
Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.
Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for.
I have never read for entertainment, but rather for understanding and to satisfy my eager curiosity.
Many openly show discontentment with their looks, but few with their intelligence. I, however, assure you there are many more plain minds than faces.
Never expect a loan to a friend to be paid back if you want to keep that friend.
The realities of the world seldom measure up to the sublime designs of human imagination.
American society will never completely understand the true meaning of equality.
There is little more powerful than when truth joins action.
Do you want to know what you are? You are a creator. At every moment you are creating. The real question is, what are you creating?
In all known time there has never been a greater monster or miracle than the human being.
The talent of a true writer and poet is in the ear.
Courteousness is consideration for others; politeness is the method used to deliver such considerations.
Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind.
When trying to teach someone a boundary, they learn less from the enforcement of the boundary and more from the way the boundary was established.
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.
The greatest joys are found not only in what we do and feel, but also in what we hope for.
The secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts.
A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.