Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Charles Reade

English Novelist

"Difficulties spur us whenever they do not check us."

"Example is contagious behavior."

"Good things have to be engraved on the memory; bad ones stick there of themselves."

"If you wish to please people, you must begin by understanding them."

"Judicious absence is a weapon."

"Necessity is the only successful adviser."

"Sow an act and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character, and you reap a destiny."

"Art is not imitation, but illusion."

"When two loving hearts are torn asunder, it is a shade better to be the one that is driven away into action than the bereaved twin that petrifies at home."

"Beauty is power; a smile is its sword."

"Proverbs put old heads on young shoulders."