Great Throughts Treasury

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

Marion LeRoy Burton

American Educator, President of Smith College and President of the University of Minnesota and President of the University of Michigan

"Character is formed, not by laws, commands, and decrees, but by quiet influence, unconscious suggestion and personal guidance."

"From self alone expect applause."

"Gluttony is the source of all our infirmities and the fountain of all our diseases. As a lamp is choked by a superabundance of oil, and a fire extinguished by excess of fuel, so is the natural health of the body destroyed by intemperate diet."