Great Throughts Treasury

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

Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, Baron Broghill

Irish Playwright, Soldier, Dramatist and Politician

"Our passions, when they grow exorbitant and unruly, destroy those virtues to which they might be very serviceable whilst kept within their bounds."

"There is no less invention in aptly applying a thought found in a book, than in being the first author of the thought."

"Faith in friendship is the noblest part."

"Let not one look of Fortune cast you down; she were not Fortune if she did not frown."

"Friendship above all ties does bind the heart; And faith in friendship is the noblest part."

"Poets are sultans, if they had their will: for every author would his brother kill."