Great Throughts Treasury

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


Greek Philosopher, One of the Seven Sages of Greece

"Hear much; speak little."

"It is better to decide between our enemies than our friends; for one of our friends will most likely become our enemy; but on the other hand, one of your enemies will probably become your friend."

"The greatest misfortune of all is not to be able to bear misfortune."

"The majority is wicked."

"The wise man carries his possessions within him."

"Truth breeds hatred."

"Love as if you would one day hate, and hate as if you would one day love."