Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Lew Wallace

American Lawyer, Governor of New Mexico, Union General, Novelist best known for Ben-Hur

"Would you hurt a man keenest, strike at his self-love."

"One is never more on trial than in the moment of excessive good fortune."

"As a rule, there is no surer way to the dislike of men than to behave well where they have behaved badly."

"When people are lonely they stoop to any companionship."