Great Throughts Treasury

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

John Andrew Holmes

American Physician and Writer best known for Wisdom in Small Doses

"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting up people."

"Never tell a young person that something can not be done. God may have been waiting for centuries for somebody ignorant enough of the impossible to do that thing."

"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others."

"Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both."