Great Throughts Treasury

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

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John F. Kennedy, fully John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy

The supreme reality of our time is our indivisibility as children of God and the common vulnerability of this planet.

Children | God | Reality | Time | Wisdom | God |

John F. Kennedy, fully John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.

Care | Children | Harm | Wisdom |

Joshua ben Karha

To study and forget is like bearing children and burying them.

Children | Study | Wisdom |

Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche or Nyoshul Khenpo Jamyang Dorje

The nature of everything is illusory and ephemeral, those with dualistic perception regard suffering as happiness, like they who lick the honey from a razor’s edge. How pitiful they who cling strongly to concrete reality: turn your attention within, my heart friends.

Attention | Heart | Nature | Perception | Reality | Regard | Suffering | Wisdom |

James Alfred Langford

No matter what his rank or position may be, the lover of books is the richest and the happiest of children of men.

Books | Children | Men | Position | Rank | Wisdom |

Charles Webster Leadbeater

It is the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive.

Perception | Power | Wisdom |

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; -'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.' I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the people's injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. The choice today is not between violence and non-violence. It is either non-violence or non-existence...Segregation is the offspring of an illicit intercourse between injustice and immorality.

Brotherhood | Character | Children | Choice | Creed | Day | Existence | Freedom | Injustice | Injustice | Justice | Little | Meaning | Men | Non-existence | Oppression | People | Self | Tomorrow | Will | Wisdom | Truths |

John Locke

Curiosity in children is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected.

Appetite | Children | Curiosity | Knowledge | Reason | Time | Wisdom |

John Locke

The least and most imperceptible impressions received in our infancy have consequences very important, and of a long duration. It is with these first impressions, as with a river whose waters we can easily turn, by different canals, in quite opposite courses, so that from the insensible directions the stream receives at its source, it takes different directions, and at last arrives at places far distant from each other; and with the same facility we may, I think, turn the minds of children to what direction we please.

Children | Consequences | Important | Infancy | Wisdom |

Samuel David Luzzatto, aka by acronym of SHaDaL or SHeDaL

Judaism looks upon all human beings as children of one Father; thinks of them as all created in the image of God, and insists that a man be judged not by his religion, but his action.

Action | Children | Father | God | Looks | Man | Religion | Wisdom |

John Morley, 1st Viscount Morely of Blackburn, Lord Morley

I believe the recipe for happiness to be just enough money to pay the monthly bills you acquire, a little surplus to give you confidence, a little too much work each day, enthusiasm for your work, a substantial share of good health, a couple of real friends, and a wife and children to share life's beauty with you.

Beauty | Children | Confidence | Day | Enough | Enthusiasm | Good | Health | Life | Life | Little | Money | Surplus | Wife | Wisdom | Work | Beauty | Happiness |

Mendele Mokher Sforim or Sfarim, pseudonymn of Shalom Jacob Abramowitsch

Respect the children of the poor! From them come most poets.

Children | Respect | Wisdom |

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, aka "Pat"

The United States in the 1980s may be the first society in history in which children are distinctly worse off than adults.

Children | History | Society | Wisdom | Society |

Maurice Nicoll

We find the attribute of unchangingness always associated with the highest level of conscious experience. The experiences of truth are always similar. There is the changing mind, following time and change; and the unchanging mind behind it. There is the order of natural reasoning that goes with changing phenomena, and another above... The source of all truth lies in ‘unchangeable truth’ which is above the level of reason, and it is the internal perception of this unchangeable truth that endows man with the highest grade of being.

Change | Experience | Man | Mind | Order | Perception | Phenomena | Reason | Time | Truth | Wisdom | Following |

William Paley, Archdeacon of Saragossa

Old age brings us to know the value of the blessings which we have enjoyed, and it brings us also to a very thankful perception of those which yet remain. Is a man advanced in life? The ease of a single day, the rest of a single night, are gifts which may be subjects of gratitude to God.

Age | Blessings | Day | God | Gratitude | Life | Life | Man | Old age | Perception | Rest | Wisdom | Value |

Alex Faickney Osborn

Most ideas are step-by-step children of other ideas.

Children | Ideas | Wisdom |