Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Lord Samuel, Herbert Louis Samuel, First Viscount Samuel

British Politician and Diplomat, High Commissioner of Palestine

"Without doubt the greatest injury of all was done by basing morals on myth. For, sooner or later, myth is recognized for what it is, and disappears. Then morality loses the foundation on which it has been built."

"It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one a failure."

"The premises of politics lie in the conclusions of the ethics."

"It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other people if you have none of your own."

"The virtue of some people consists wholly in condemning the vices in others."