Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Harold Willis Dodds

American Educator, Political Scientist, President of Princeton University

"Be sure to find a place for intellectual and cultural interests outside your daily occupation. It is necessary that you do so if this business of living is not to turn to dust and ashes in your mouth. Moreover, do not overlook the claims of religion as the explanation of an otherwise unintelligible world. It is not the fast tempo of modern life that kills but the boredom, a lack of strong interest and failure to grow that destroy. It is the feeling that nothing is worth while that makes men ill and unhappy."

"It's an old adage that the way to be safe is never to be secure... Each one of us requires the spur of insecurity to force us to do our best."

"Each one of us requires the spur of insecurity to force us to do our best."

"A thick head can do as much damage as a hard heart."