Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Benjamin Jowett

English Theologian, Scholar

"By mysticism we mean, not the extravagance of erring fancy, but the concentration of reason in feeling, the enthusiastic love of good, the true, the one, the sense of infinity of knowledge and of the marvel of the human faculties."

"To teach a man how he may grow independently, and for himself, is perhaps the greatest service that one man can do for another."

"We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique."

"One man is as good as another until he has written a book."