Words matter. These are the best Bryant H. McGill Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
The deceptive, glossy media images of faces, bodies and social lifestyles, make us hate ourselves so we will buy a solution to love ourselves once again.
The supreme lesson of any education should be to think for yourself and to be yourself; absent this attainment, education creates dangerous, stupefying conformity.
The common person fears to think beyond the common.
Do not let your ambitions become a sanctuary for your failures.
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.
Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.
A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.
All discomfort comes from suppressing your true identity.
Fanatic is often the name given to people of action by people who are lazy.
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.
Yearning for the seemingly impossible is the path to human progress.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice.
The real violence is committed in the writing of history, the records of the legal system, the reporting of news, through the manipulation of social contracts, and the control of information.
Where wise actions are the fruit of life, wise discourse is the pollination.
If we fear the unknown then surely we fear ourselves.
The world is starving for original and decisive leadership.
He who is silent must be agreed with, for what shall the wings of opposition thresh upon, without the winds of conversation to shoulder them.
In the company of the accomplished, people hope it will rub off on themselves, in the company of the misfortunate, they fear it!
There are few surer ways to become disliked by men than to perform well where they have performed poorly.
We believe we are the consumers, but we are the consumed.
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.
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.
Human intelligence may not be the best trick nature has to offer.
Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.
Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty.
Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.
Why do we laugh at such terrible things? Because comedy is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy.
The folly of endless consumerism sends us on a wild goose-chase for happiness through materialism.
The right to justice is something that no one can bestow, nor take away, for it is in one’s heart.
You reclaim your power by loving what you were once taught to hate.
Suffering is one of life’s great teachers.
An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things.
The secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts.
Never expect a loan to a friend to be paid back if you want to keep that friend.
When you are not free, you are not creating; you are being created.
No time is better spent than that spent in the service of your fellow man.
You may find many contradictory statements and philosophies within my writings. However, to this I will say such is life, for life is full of contradictions.
Remember that the greatest fool in the world may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
Many openly show discontentment with their looks, but few with their intelligence. I, however, assure you there are many more plain minds than faces.
There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment.
Emotion is often what we rely upon to carry us across the unfathomable voids in our intelligence.
Self-made men often worship their creator.
The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts.
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.
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.
Within the hearts men, loyalty and consideration are esteemed greater than success.
True love is quiescent, except in the nascent moments of true humility.
There is no happiness outside of ourselves.
A person who makes few mistakes makes little progress.
There is little more powerful than when truth joins action.
Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred.
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.
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.
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.
It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used than a powerful one that is idle.
No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy.
In all known time there has never been a greater monster or miracle than the human being.
If you do not like a certain behavior in others, look within yourself to find the roots of what discomforts you.
Sometimes power is all a person has, so they will protect it even unto their own destruction, for without power they have nothing.
Death is the great hope of all life; the desire to expend itself; to be used and consumed by its own longing for itself.
It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life.
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.
Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns.
The realities of the world seldom measure up to the sublime designs of human imagination.
Most people do not actually know how to think for themselves, and unfortunately that prevents them from even knowing it.
Progress and healing involves seeing every person as not so different from ourselves.
The test of a belief is not exclusively in the belief itself, but also in the intentions and actions of those who embrace it.
Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for.
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.
Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind.
Abundance is a process of letting go; that which is empty can receive.
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.
Courteousness is consideration for others; politeness is the method used to deliver such considerations.
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?
The conflicts we have with the outside world are often conflicts we have within ourselves.
Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.
There is something greater than any nation; it is the spirit which created the nation.
Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm.