Bryant McGill

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Bryant McGill

Bryant Harrison McGill (born November 7, 1969) is an American author, aphorist, speaker and activist in the fields of self-development, personal freedom and human rights.

Sourced in Other Works[edit]

  • 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.
    • "Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Intellectuals" by David Olsen (2012), p. 219
  • Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for.
    • "The Pause Principle: Step Back to Lead Forward" by Kevin Cashman (2012), p. 60
  • The secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts.
    • "Eyeballs Out: How to Step Into Another World, Discover New Ideas, and Make Your Business Thrive" by Donna Sturgess (2010), p. 91
  • There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
    • "Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Mothers & Daughters" by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Amy Newmark (2012), Simon and Schuster, p. 251; also "Love and Forgiveness", Poet's Journal Magazine (1988) Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Never expect a loan to a friend to be paid back if you want to keep that friend.
    • "Word Savvy: Use the Right Word Every Time, All The Time" by Nancy Ragno (2011), Writer's Digest Books, p. 94
  • Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.
    • "The Rock Star in Seat 3A: A Novel" by Jill Kargman (2012), HarperCollins, p. 38
  • Truth is often the favorite tool of those who deceive.
    • "Reverse Deception: Organized Cyber Threat Counter-Exploitation" by Sean Bodmer, Dr. Max Kilger, Gregory Carpenter, Jade Jones, Jeff Jones (2012), McGraw-Hill, p. 117

Voice of Reason, 2012[edit]

  • Do not make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice. (p 5)
  • You will be a beautiful person, as long as you see the beauty in others. (p 145)
  • You reclaim your power by loving what you were once taught to hate. (p 154)
  • One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say. (p 5)
  • Meeting another human is always a sacred event. (p 28)
  • The only way is to teach with love, which requires looking beyond what seems, and remembering we create with our judgements. (p 34)
  • If you do not like a certain behavior in others, look within yourself to find the roots of what discomforts you. (p 145)
  • When we want to talk, we can instead listen, and let our attentiveness to another's need to speak be our silent statement. (p 139)
  • As free as you allow others to be, such freedom you create for yourself. (p 126)
  • The conflicts we have with the outside world are often conflicts we have within ourselves. (p 145)
  • No belief or idea is sacred, unless it treats all people as sacred. (p 5)
  • The dreamer's untamed eye sees beyond the illusions to the heart of what is real. (p 106)
  • The act of true giving is indistinguishable from receiving. (p 138)
  • The joy and smile of even one child is worth more than the prancing intellects of a thousand men. (p 30)
  • You can know something is a lie when it has no love in it. (p 107)
  • Love heals violence and all its sources. (p 56)

Love only serves and does not calculate. Love gives without expectation, while hate carries an endless tally of debts. Hate controls everything it touches, but love sets everything it touches free. (p 56)

  • In a world of hate, love is the revolution. (p 154)
  • The revolution of consciousness is connected to the food revolution. (p 152)
  • The roots of all commonwealth are planted in the understanding that we are all the same human beings. (p 99)
  • The essential respect is the one in your own heart for yourself. (p 127)
  • What we do to others, we do to ourselves. (p 2)
  • Fear is the greatest enemy; the father of all suffering, and love is the only cure for humanity's great afflictions. (p 7)
  • Let your greatest possession be the ability to let go of any possession, joyfully. (p 31)
  • When we try to control, we become controlled; when we release, we become free. (p 45)
  • Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love. (p 105)
  • If you have not been served personally by caring hands in your own life, do not be bitter, but instead, ask yourself who you can now serve. (p 140)
  • Those who see the world through the lens of love are the true visionaries. (p 11)
  • Wish for the happiness of your enemies, for if they are happy, they are your enemy no more. (p 28)
  • The truth is now as it was yesterday, and as it always will be, that the world is-as we are. (p 26)
  • If you are competing with slaves, then you are a slave yourself. (p 21)
  • We must be kind and gentle gardeners with people and nature. (p 68)
  • There is something greater than any nation; it is the spirit which created the nation. (p 104)
  • Where wise actions are the fruit of life, wise discourse is the pollination. (p 1)
  • No belief or idea is sacred, unless it treats all people as sacred. (p 5)
  • If you can be kind to people, you will be a genius in this world. (p 28)


  • To each and every living thing
    The call of life will enthrall,
    From the mysteries, up we spring,
    Then to them back we fall
    • The Tree of Life
  • Sins are not the worst,
    And goodness not the best
    But love is ever living
    And death eternal rest.
    • Sins are not the worst
  • For leaves and men the same
    Our time is frail and brief,
    Cruelty has not been tamed
    Nor fairness worth belief
    • The Tree of Life
  • Oh, love is a masterful pain
    A splendid martyr it makes
    To render its likeness again
    The best and worst credits to take

    We give it our happiest years
    It reaps from our souls endless tears
    In life it goes on, In death too beyond
    It both comforts and proves our worst fears
    • Our Master Love

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