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Bryant H. Mcgill Quotes

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.

A person who makes few mistakes makes little progress.

A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.

Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.

American society will never completely understand the true meaning of equality.

An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things.

Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment.

Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns.

Callousness and insolence bring to bare unanimous social condemnation, while the simple efforts of politeness are admired; even in those who are otherwise despised.

Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.

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.

Courteousness is consideration for others; politeness is the method used to deliver such considerations.

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.

Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty.

Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.

Death is the great hope of all life; the desire to expend itself; to be used and consumed by its own longing for itself.

Do not let your ambitions become a sanctuary for your failures.

Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.

Don't make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice.

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.