Bryant H. McGill

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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.
Abundance is a process of letting go; that which is empty can receive.
All discomfort comes from suppressing your true identity.
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. Society ;Equality & Equal Opportunity
An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things. Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations
Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns. Death
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.
Control thought-forms are the basis of our deepest moral crisis.
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. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty.
Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness. Happiness & Unhappiness
Death is the great hope of all life; the desire to expend itself; to be used and consumed by its own longing for itself. Life ;Hope ;Death
Do not let your ambitions become a sanctuary for your failures. Failure
Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.
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?
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. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Emotion is often what we rely upon to carry us across the unfathomable voids in our intelligence.
Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind.
Fanatic is often the name given to people of action by people who are lazy.
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. Hope ;Freedom & Liberty
Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm.
Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred.
Hate controls everything it touches, but love sets everything it touches free. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for. Hope
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.
Human intelligence may not be the best trick nature has to offer. Nature
I have never read for entertainment, but rather for understanding and to satisfy my eager curiosity.
If we fear the unknown then surely we fear ourselves.
If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in poor company.
If you do not like a certain behavior in others, look within yourself to find the roots of what discomforts you.
In all known time there has never been a greater monster or miracle than the human being. Time
In America, educators punish those who actually think for themselves. There is only acceptance for popular opinion.
In the company of the accomplished, people hope it will rub off on themselves, in the company of the misfortunate, they fear it! Hope
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. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used than a powerful one that is idle. Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations
It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life. 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. Life ;Freedom & Liberty
Join me in my quest for a greater understanding of our existence. Join me in my desire for a greater self. Join me as I seek the humility to love and understand my fellow man. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
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. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Like manchurian candidates, we have been made into manchurian consumers, who subconsciously buy when we are triggered by our brand masters.
Many openly show discontentment with their looks, but few with their intelligence. I, however, assure you there are many more plain minds than faces.
Materialism is an identity crisis.
Most people do not actually know how to think for themselves, and unfortunately that prevents them from even knowing it.
Never expect a loan to a friend to be paid back if you want to keep that friend.
No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy.
No time is better spent than that spent in the service of your fellow man. Time
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
One of the most important things one can do in life is to brutally question every single thing you are taught. Life
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say. Respect
Our understanding of the world around us is constantly being redefined and expanded, and so therefore, it is wiser to be passionate about seeking for truth than knowing it. Truth
Progress and healing involves seeing every person as not so different from ourselves.
Remember that the greatest fool in the world may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Self-made men often worship their creator.
Sometimes power is all a person has, so they will protect it even unto their own destruction, for without power they have nothing. Power
Suffering is one of life's great teachers. Life
Take without forgetting, and give without remembering.
The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements.
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.
The common person fears to think beyond the common.
The conflicts we have with the outside world are often conflicts we have within ourselves.
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. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
The folly of endless consumerism sends us on a wild goose-chase for happiness through materialism. Happiness & Unhappiness
The greatest joys are found not only in what we do and feel, but also in what we hope for. Hope
The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back.
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. History ;Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
The realities of the world seldom measure up to the sublime designs of human imagination.
The right to justice is something that no one can bestow, nor take away, for it is in one's heart.
The secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts.
The supreme lesson of any education should be to think for yourself and to be yourself; absent this attainment, education creates dangerous, stupefying conformity. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
The talent of a true writer and poet is in the ear.
The test of a belief is not exclusively in the belief itself, but also in the intentions and actions of those who embrace it.
The world is not fair, and often fools, cowards, liars and the selfish hide in high places.
The world is starving for original and decisive leadership. Leaders & Leadership
The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts. Life
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. Life
There are few surer ways to become disliked by men than to perform well where they have performed poorly.
There is little more powerful than when truth joins action. Truth
There is no happiness outside of ourselves. Happiness & Unhappiness
There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Relationships
There is something greater than any nation; it is the spirit which created the nation.
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. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
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. Freedom & Liberty
True love is quiescent, except in the nascent moments of true humility. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
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. Truth ;Hope
Truth is often the favorite tool of those who deceive. Truth
Unfortunately, your reputation often rests not on your ability to do what you say, but rather on your ability to do what people expect.
We believe we are the consumers, but we are the consumed.
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.
When you are not free, you are not creating; you are being created.
Where wise actions are the fruit of life, wise discourse is the pollination. Life
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. Hope ;Happiness & Unhappiness ;Failure
Why do we laugh at such terrible things? Because comedy is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy.
Within the hearts men, loyalty and consideration are esteemed greater than success. Success
Yearning for the seemingly impossible is the path to human progress.
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. Life
You reclaim your power by loving what you were once taught to hate. Power