Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Roy L. Smith, aka Mr. Methodist

American Clergyman

"It is a healthy symptom when a man is dissatisfied without being discouraged."

"Most of the critical things in life, which become the starting points of human destiny, are little things."

"As a man grows older, he values the voice of experience more and the voice of prophecy less. He finds more of life's wealth in the common pleasures - home, health, children. He thinks more about worth of men and less about their wealth. He boasts less and boosts more. He hurries less, and usually makes more progress. He esteems the friendship of God a little higher."

"The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the person."

"Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability."

"Domestic happiness depends upon the ability to overlook."

"Each morning puts a man on trial and each evening passes judgment."

"Every man is capable of being something better than he is."

"He has an advantage in any deal whose merchandise will stand inspection."

"In real life the greatest heroes are often found among the plainest people."

"More people are troubled by what is plain in Scripture than by what is obscure."

"Our ideals are the blueprints of our lives."

"The best things in life are appreciated most after they have been lost."

"The greatest difficulty with the world is not its ability to produce, but the unwillingness to share."

"The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity."

"The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do."

"This world belongs to the man who is wise enough to change his mind in the presence of facts."

"Treat the little customer as if he was a big customer, and he will stay with you when he grows up."

"We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching."

"You are only as big as the world you are interested in."