Great Throughts Treasury

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William Shakespeare

Perdition catch my soul but I do love thee! and when I love thee not, chaos is come again.

Deeds | Evil | Good | Deeds |

Prince Shōtoku, born Shotoku Taishi, aka Prince Umayado or Prince Kamitsumiya

The Ministers and officials of the state should make proper behavior their first principle, for if the superiors do not behave properly, the inferiors are disorderly; if inferiors behave improperly, offenses will naturally result. Therefore when lord and vassal behave with propriety, the distinctions of rank are not confused: when the people behave properly the Government will be in good order.

Evil | Good | Men | Qualities | Reward | Rule | Wrong |

Padmasambhava, literally "Lotus-Born",aka "Second Buddha", better known as Guru Rinpoche (lit. "Precious Guru") or Lopon Rinpoche NULL

Fortunate ones, mingle your mind with the Dharma and the happiness of Buddhahood will manifest within you!

Evil | Good | Mind | Wisdom |

Ban Zhao, courtesy name Huiban

To choose her words with care; to avoid vulgar language; to speak at appropriate times; and nor to weary others with much conversation, may be called the characteristics of womanly words.

Evil | Life | Life | Maxims | Respect | Rites | Woman | Respect |

Hakuin, fully Hakuin Akaku NULL

Yeah, we can attain supreme wisdom and enlightment while sitting at home, sipping tea, studying our favourite books, but will that great wisdom last until next morning?

Evil | Prosperity | Right |

Egyptian Proverbs

Whoever is ashamed to sleep with his wife will never have children.

Evil | Heart |

Egyptian Proverbs

The dream of cats is all mice.

Land |

Egyptian Proverbs

What is written on the brow will inevitably be seen by the eye.

Egyptian Proverbs

Leave him in error who loves his error.

Elif Safak

When you see a hand from afar, Kimya, can you do that there is only one school. But you dive into the water, you realize that there is more than a river. The river is hidden inside various currents and they all run in harmony, yet are completely separate from one another.

Belief | Books | Destroy | Force | God | Good | Insanity | Knowledge | Life | Life | Man | Need | People | Philosophy | Religion | Taste | Time | Words | God | Understand |

Elihu Root

When a teacher of the future comes to point out to the youth of America how the highest rewards of intellect and devotion can be gained, he may say to them, not by subtlety and intrigue not by wire pulling and demagoguery not by the arts of popularity not by skill and shiftiness in following expediency but by being firm in devotion to the principles of manhood and the application of morals and the courage of righteousness in the public life of our country by being a man without guile and without fear, without selfishness, and with devotion to duty, devotion to his country.

Better | Character | Evil | Folly | Government | Ignorance | Indifference | Indolence | Knowledge | Law | Life | Life | Little | Mind | Nature | Responsibility | Suffering | Time | World | Wrong | Government |

William Shakespeare

Shine comforts from the east, That I may back to Athens by daylight From these that my poor company detest; And sleep, that sometimes shuts up sorrow's eye, Steal me awhile from mine own company.

Art | Beauty | Death | Enough | Evil | Father | Fortune | God | Good | Government | Heart | Rage | Shame | Tears | Vengeance | Virtue | Virtue | Government | Art | Beauty | God |

Elizabeth Gilbert

I watched them, thinking that little girls who make their mothers live grow up to be such powerful women.

Addiction | Blame | Good | Irony | Looks | Love | Object | Obsession | Soul | Suffering |

William Shakespeare

Such it is as are those dulcet sounds in break of day that creep into the dreaming bridegroom's ear and summon him to marriage.

Distinguish | Evil | God | Good | Noise | Power | Present | God |

Elizabeth Gilbert

Still it is true that many same-sex couples want nothing more than to join society as fully integrated socially responsible family-centered taxpaying Little League-coaching nation-serving respectably married citizens. So why not welcome them in Why not recruit them by the vanload to sweep in on heroic wings and save the flagging and battered old institution of matrimony from a bunch of apathetic ne'er-do-well heterosexual deadbeats like me.

Addiction | Attention | God | Good | Obsession | God |

Elizabeth Lesser

Spirituality is a brave search for the truth about existence, fearlessly peering into the mysterious nature of life.

Beginning | Happy | Life | Life | Meaning | Soul | Wisdom | Forgive |

Elizabeth II, born Elizabeth Alexandra May NULL

I have no desire to make windows into men’s souls

Evil | Experience | Good | Little | Treason | Trial |

Emanuel Swedenborg, born Emanujel Swedberg

The angels taken collectively are called heaven, for they constitute heaven; and yet that which makes heaven in general and in particular is the Divine that goes forth from the Lord and flows into the angels and is received by them.

Evil | Good | Men |

Emil M. Cioran

In most cases we attach ourselves to God in order to take revenge on life, to punish it, to signify we can do without it, that we have found something better, and we also attach ourselves to God in horror of men.

Evil | Little | Man |

Emile Zola

The vision that had emerged from the invisible was returning to the invisible. It was no more an appearance that was fading away, having created an illusion. All is but a dream. And, at the peak of happiness, Angélique had vanished, in the faint breath of a kiss.

Evil | Light | Time | Will | Trial |