Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
William Phelps.
BornJanuary 2, 1865
New Haven, Connecticut
DiedAugust 21, 1943
New Haven, Connecticut
Educator, journalist, and literary critic. Professor of English at Yale University 1901-1933.

The repository contains two quotes from William Phelps.


After a student had handed in an exam having written, "Only God knows the answer to your question. Merry Christmas.":

Happy New Year. God gets an A, you get an F.


This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.