PHELPS, William Lyon Quotes
(1865-1943) American college professor of English
I believe a knowledge of the Bible without a college course is more valuable than a college course without a Bible.
The belief that youth is the happiest fame 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.
Life, with all its sorrows, cares, perplexities and heartbreaks, is more interesting than bovine placidity, hence more desirable. The more interesting it is, the happier it is.
No one should make a statement like "youth is the happiest time of life" without being prepared to accept its intellectual consequences.