Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Herbert Sebastian Agar

American Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist and Editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal

"The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear."

"Every civilization rests on a set of promises... If the promises are broken too often, the civilization dies, no matter how rich it may be, or how mechanically clever. Hope and faith depend on promises; if hope and faith go, everything goes."

"Man tends to treat all his opinions as principles."