Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Robert Greene

English Writer and Playwright

"Will is above skill."

"Wisdom is more precious than wealth."

"Time hatcheth truth."

"Words have wings, and once let slip can never be recalled."

"Nothing is evil that is necessary."

"Love makes all men orators."

"How happy are we that eat to live and live not to eat."

"Empty vessels have the loudest sounds, and cowards prattle more than men of worth."

"I know My God commands, whose power no power resists."

"For as one star another far exceeds, So souls in heaven are placed by their deeds."

"Waste brings woe, and sorrow hates despair."

"Though men determine, the gods doo dispose: and oft times many things fall out betweene the cup and the lip."