Great Throughts Treasury

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Henry Alford Porter

If you want to live more you must master the art of appreciating the little, everyday blessings in life. This is not altogether a golden world, but there are countless gleams of gold to be discovered in it if we give our minds to them.

Art | Blessings | Character | Gold | Life | Life | Little | Wisdom | World | Art |

Ida Tarbell, fully Ida Minerva Tarbell

Sacredness of human life! The world has never believed it! It has been with life that we settled our quarrels, won wives, gold and land, defended ideas, imposed religions. We have held that a death toll was a necessary part of every human achievement, whether sport, war, or industry. A moment’s rage over the horror of it, and we have sunk into indifference.

Achievement | Character | Death | Gold | Ideas | Indifference | Industry | Land | Life | Life | Rage | War | World |

Jonathan Swift, pen names, M.B. Drapier, Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff

Although men are accused for not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps as few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owners knows not of.

Character | Gold | Knowing | Men | Strength | Weakness |

Charles F. Banning

If all the gold in the world were melted down into a solid cube, it would be about the size of an eight-room house. If a man got possession of all that gold - billions of dollars' worth, he could not buy a friend, character, peace of mind, clear conscience, or a sense of eternity.

Character | Conscience | Eternity | Friend | Gold | Man | Mind | Peace | Sense | Size | Wisdom | World | Worth |

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks

Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies. And be it gash or gold it will not come again in this identical disguise.

Disguise | Gold | Little | Will | Wisdom |

Richard Cecil

Every man will have his own criterion in forming his judgment of others. I depend very much on the effect of affliction. I consider how a man comes out of the furnace; gold will lie for a month in the furnace without losing a grain.

Affliction | Gold | Judgment | Man | Will | Wisdom |

Geoffrey Chaucer

Bewail lost time far more than gold in store. ‘For chattels lost may yet recovered be, but time lost ruins us for aye, says he. It will not come again, once it has fled... Let’s not grow moldy thus in idleness.

Gold | Idleness | Time | Will | Wisdom |

Richard Francis Burton, fully Sir Richard Francis Burton

A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.

Gold | Man | Riches | Wisdom | Riches |

Samuel Butler

Praise, like gold and diamond,s owes its value only to its scarcity.

Gold | Praise | Wisdom | Value |

Miguel de Cervantes, fully Miguel de Cervantes Saaversa

A good name is better than bags of gold (riches).

Better | Gold | Good | Wisdom |

Stephen Collett

There is no place invincible, wherein an ass loaded with gold may enter.

Gold | Wisdom |

Benjamin Franklin

Early morning hath gold in its mouth.

Gold | Wisdom |

Elmer G. Leterman

There is gold in the golden rule for the man who does not estimate others by the rule of gold.

Gold | Golden Rule | Man | Rule | Wisdom | Golden Rule |

Daniel March

Proverbs are in the world of thought what gold coin is in the world of business - great value in small compass, and equally current among all people. Sometimes the proverb may be false, the coin counterfeit, but in both cases the false proves the value of the true.

Business | Gold | People | Proverbs | Thought | Wisdom | World | Business | Thought | Value |

John M. Mason, fully John Mitchell Mason

As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time.

Gold | Time | Wisdom |

John Locke

Truth, like gold is not less so for being newly brought out of the mine.

Gold | Truth | Wisdom |