Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

J. Russell Lynes

American Art Historian, Photographer, Author and Managing Editor of Harper's Magazine

"Great things often come from where despair reigns. The performance of duty still determines man's destiny."

"The greatest contribution of human value one person can make to others is by example."

"The only graceful way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you can't ignore it, top it; if you can't top it, laugh at it; if you can't laugh at it, it's probably deserved."