Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce

English Political Scientist, Academic, Jurist, Historian and Liberal Politican

"To most people nothing is more troublesome than the effort of thinking."

"In no country does one find so many men of eminent capacity for business, shrewd, forcible, and daring, who are so uninteresting, so intellectually barren, outside the sphere of their business understanding."

"Law will never be strong or respected unless it has the sentiment of the people behind it."

"The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it."

"Three-fourths of the mistakes a man makes are made because he does not really know what he thinks he knows. "

"Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its existence. "