Great Throughts Treasury

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan William Smolowe who gave birth to the creation of this database.

Benjamin Waugh

English Clergyman, Victorian Social Reformer and Campaigner, Founder of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

"To attempt to resist temptation, to abandon our bad habits, and to control our dominant passions in our own unaided strength, is like attempting to check by a spider’s thread the progress of as ship of the first rate, borne along before wind and tide."

"Thine was a brief, a passing joy, as transient as thy flowers; Thy side He left, and went away—He never leaveth ours."