Great Throughts Treasury

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

Kenneth Eldon Bailey

Presbyterian Author and Lecturer in Middle Eastern New Testament Studies

"Application is the price to be paid for mental acquisition. To have the harvest we must sow the seed."

"Doubt is an incentive to search for truth, and patient inquiry leads the way to it."

"It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted."

"It is one of the beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to be kind to another, without helping himself."

"Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we don't value the sun for its height."

"Poets are all who love and feel great truths, and tell them."

"The first and worst of all frauds is the cheat one's self. All sin is easy after that."

"We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on the dial; we should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives who thinks the most, feels the noblest, acts the best."

"Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is - it is her shadow."