Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, known as Dean Stanley

English Churchman, Dean of Westminster, Author of works on Church History

"There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word, that raises us above ourselves."

"Insist on reading the great books, on marking the great events of the world. Then the little books can take care of themselves, and the trivial incidents of passing politics and diplomacy may perish with the using."

"The best antidote against evils of all kinds, against the evil thoughts that haunt the soul, against the needless perplexities which distract the conscience, is to keep hold of the good we have. Impure thoughts will not stand against pure words and prayers and deeds. Little doubts will not avail against great certainties. Fix your affections on things above, and then you will less and less be troubled by the cares, the temptations, the troubles of things on earth."

"We must never throw away a bushel of truth because it happens to contain a few grains of chaff."

"A happy marriage is a new beginning of life, a new starting-point for happiness and usefulness."

"To labor and not see the end of our labors, to sow and not to reap, to be removed from this earthly scene before our work has been appreciated… is a law so common in the highest characters of history, that none can be said to be altogether exempt from its operation."