Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Horace Fletcher, nicknamed "The Great Masticator"

American Author and Health Food Faddist

"Fear is an acid which is pumped into one's atmosphere. It causes mental, moral and spiritual asphyxiation, and sometimes death; death to energy and all growth."

"The underlying cause of all weakness and unhappiness is man has always been, and still is, weak habit-of-thought."

"Optimism can be prescribed and applied as a medicine, and is a remedy in proportion to its purity and the wisdom displayed in its use."