Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Lloyd C. Douglas, fully Lloyd Cassel Douglas, born Doya C. Douglas

American Minister, Theologian and Novelist best known for The Robe and Magnificent Obsession

"If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, makes him landlord to a ghost."

"It was probably a mistake to pursue happiness, much better to create happiness, still better to create happiness for others."

"A talent for truth is real property. If a man loves truth better than things, people like to be around where he is. Almost everybody wishes he could be honest, but you can’t have the spirit of truth when your heart is set on dickering for things."

"Our life is like a land journey, too even and easy and dull over long distances across the plains, too hard and painful up the steep grades; but, on the summits of the mountain, you have a magnificent view--and feel exalted--and your eyes are full of happy tears--and you want to sing--and wish you had wings! And then--you can't stay there, but must continue your journey--you begin climbing down the other side, so busy with your footholds that your summit experience is forgotten."