Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

S. G. Goodrich, fully Samuel Griswold Goodrich, pen name Peter Praley

American Writer, Editor

"Moral courage is a virtue of higher cast and nobler origin than physical. It springs from a consciousness of virtue, and renders a man, in the pursuit of defense of right, superior to the fear of reproach, opposition, or contempt."

"Perseverance gives power to weakness, and opens to poverty the world's wealth. It spreads fertility over the barren landscape, and bids the choicest fruits and flowers spring up and flourish in the desert abode of thorns and briers."