Great Throughts Treasury

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

Winthrop Williams Aldrich

American Banker and Financier, U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom

"The price of power is responsibility for the public good."

"If we can implant in our people the virtues which we sum up in the word character, and, at the same time, give them a knowledge of the line which should be drawn between voluntary action and governmental compulsion in a democracy, and of what can be accomplished within the stern laws of economics, we will enable them to retain their freedom, and at the same time, make them worthy to be free."