Great Throughts Treasury

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

Edward Bellamy

American Socialist and Author known for his utopian novel, "Looking Backward"

"Competition, which is the instinct of selfishness, is another word for dissipation of energy, while combination is the secret of efficient production."

"The lie of fear is the refuge of cowardice, and the lie of fraud, the device of the cheat. The inequalities of men and the lust of acquisition are a constant premium of lying."

"The primal principle of democracy is the worth and dignity of the individual"