Great Throughts Treasury

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

Louis-Aimé Martin

French Writer

"All our first movements are good, generous, heroical; reflection weakens and kills them."

"If you would know the political and moral condition of a people, ask as to the position of its women."

"It requires two indiscreet persons to institute a quarrel; one individual cannot quarrel alone."

"Kindness, the poetry of the heart."

"Love is a flame which burns in heaven and whose soft reflections radiate to us. Two worlds are opened, two lives given to it. It is by love that we double our being; it is by love that we approach God."

"Whatever may be the laws and customs of a country, women always give the tone to morals. Whether slaves or free, they reign, because their empire is that of the affections."