Great Throughts Treasury

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

George Marshall, fully George Catlett Marshall, Jr.

American Military Leader, Chief of Staff of the Army, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense

"I don’t like to keep any man on a job so long that his ideas and forethoughts go no further than mine."

"The decision-maker must not be distracted by problems his subordinates should resolve for themselves."

"Beautiful ideals, which are creeds, not deeds, are religious window dressing and are meaningless. The test of faith is life."

"Don’t fight the problem. Decide it!"

"If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known. "

"When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective."