Great Throughts Treasury

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

Holbrook Jackson, fully George Holbrook Jackson

British Literary Scholar, Editor

"Pedantry is the dotage of knowledge."

"Every custom was once an eccentricity; every idea was once an absurdity."

"As soon as an idea is accepted it is time to reject it."

"Genius is initiative on fire."

"Education begins by teaching children to read and ends by making most of them hate reading."

"The possession of a great many things, even the best of things, tends to blind one to the real value of anything."

"Happiness is a form of courage."

"Every custom was once an eccentricity."

"No one is ever old enough to "know better.""

"Patience has its limits, take it too far and it's cowardice. "

"A mother never realizes that her children are no longer children. "

"Beware of your habits. The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing."

"Your library is your portrait. "

"Those who seek happiness miss it, and those who discuss it, lack it. "