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 Washington Barrow or Barrows

American Politician, U.S. House of Representatives for Tennessee, Editor

"Upright simplicity is the deepest wisdom, and perverse craft the merest shallowness."

"An hour's industry will do more to produce cheerfulness, suppress evil humors, and retrieve one's affairs, that a month's moaning. It sweetens enjoyment, and seasons our attainments with a delightful relish."

"None are too wise to be mistaken, but few are so wisely just as to acknowledge and correct their mistakes, and especially the mistakes of prejudice."

"Nothing of worth or weight can be achieved with half a mind, with a faint heart and with lame endeavor."