Great Throughts Treasury

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

J. de Finod

American Translator,Editor

"All bow to virtue and then walk away."

"Experience is the shroud of illusions."

"Grief counts the seconds; happiness forgets the hours."

"Self-love and reason to one end aspire."

"Simplicity is a captivating grace in woman, as rare as it is attractive."

"There is a French saying: “Love is the dawn of marriage, and marriage is the sunset of love.”"

"Virtue, as understood by the world, is a constant struggle against the laws of nature."