Great Throughts Treasury

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Emile Zola

But you said so yourself, the poor lass will die of it...Do you really want her to die?

Absolute | Conduct | Crime | Evil | Innocence | Justice | Law | Mankind | Office | Public | Suffering | Time | War | Guilty |

Emile Zola

The Revolution of 1848 found all the Rougons on the lookout, frustrated by their bad luck, and ready to use any means necessary to advance their cause. They were a family of bandits lying in wait, ready to plunder and steal.

Affront | Deeds | Indignation | Language | Men | Need | Nothing | People | Public | Punishment | Rank | Remorse | Thought | Traitor | Deeds | Thought |

Emile Zola

How the thought of meeting lost loved ones would sweeten one's last moments, how eagerly would one embrace them, and what bliss to live together once more in immortality! He suffered agonies when he considered religion's charitable lie, which compassionately conceals the terrible truth from feeble creatures. No, everything finished at death, nothing that we had loved was ever reborn, our farewells were for ever. For ever! For ever! That was the dreadful thought that carried his mind hurtling down abysses of emptiness.

Evil | Life | Life |

Emmet Fox

Never resent jealousy, it is the heights of flattery - no one is ever jealous of a fool.

Chance | Courtesy | Enemy | Error | Evil | Fighting | Harmony | Heart | Knowing | Men | Nothing | Power | Rest | Sense | Thought | Time | Truth | Old | Think | Thought |

Empedocles NULL

But when Strife was grown great in the limbs of the god and sprang forth to claim his prerogatives, in the fullness of the alternate time set for them by the mighty oath,….for all the limbs of the god in turn quaked.

Evil | Light | Men | Race |

Empedocles NULL

And many a fire there burns beneath the ground. [On the volcano]

Evil | Man | Men | Mind | Nothing | Wise |

Emmanuel Lévinas , originally Emanuelis Lévinas

When the forms of things are dissolved in the night, the darkness of the night, which is neither an object nor the quality of an object, invades like a presence. In the night, where we are driven to it, we are not dealing with anything. But this nothing is not that of pure nothingness.

Phenomena | Reality | World |

Ezriel Tauber

We do not know the purpose of one moment of life.

Eternal | Evil | God | Good | Knowledge | Man | Mystery | Nothing | Providence | Reason | Search | Loss | God |

Erskine Mason

I cannot believe that God would make to a sinner in his wants and his woes the tender of a relief which did not exist, or which he did not wish him to embrace; I cannot believe that God would command his creatures to embrace a provision which had never been made for them, or sanction by the peril of one’s everlasting interests a commandment which he never meant should be obeyed, and which itself precluded the possibility of obedience.

Eternal | Force | God | Inconsistency | Judgment | Life | Life | Lord | Men | Nothing | Purpose | Purpose | Question | Will | God | Understand |

Ernest Hemingway, fully Ernest Miller Hemingway

Bigotry is an odd thing. To be bigoted you have to be absolutely sure you are right and nothing makes that surety and righteousness like continence. Continence is the foe of heresy.

Destroy | Evil | Pleasure |

Ernest Becker

For man, maximum excitement is the confrontation of death and the skillful defiance of it by watching others fed to it as he survives transfixed with rapture.

Absence | Consciousness | Death | Evil | Means | Meditation | Men | Power |

Ernest Becker

It doesn't matter whether the cultural hero-system is frankly magical, religious, and primitive or secular, scientific, and civilized. It is still a mythical hero-system in which people serve in order to earn a feeling of primary value, of cosmic specialness, of ultimate usefulness to creation, of unshakable meaning.

Evil | World |

Ernest Hemingway, fully Ernest Miller Hemingway

Some writers are only born to help another writer write one sentence.

Dignity | Evil | People |

E. F. Schumacher, fully Ernst Friedrich "Fritz" Schumacher

To press non-economic values into the framework of the economic calculus, economists use the method of cost/benefit analysis. This is generally thought to be an enlightened and progressive development, as it is at least an attempt to take account of costs and benefits which might otherwise be disregarded altogether. In fact, however, it is a procedure by which the higher is reduced to the level of the lower and the priceless is given a price. It can therefore never serve to clarify the situation and lead to an enlightened decision. All it can do is lead to self-deception or the deception of others; all one has to do to obtain the desired results is to impute suitable values to the immeasurable costs and benefits. The logical absurdity, however, is not the greatest fault of the undertaking: with is worse, and destructive of civilization, is the pretense that everything has a price or, in other words, that money is the highest of all values.

Compassion | Evil | Little | Work |

Ester and Jerry Hicks

Everything that I think that I need to do, is all only in order to propel me to some place, that when I get there I think I will be happier. So, everything that I am doing, no matter what it is, all of my lists of rights and wrongs, are all about me getting to a manifestation, that I believe I will then be happier...So, why don't I take a short cut and just be happy?

Evil |

E. F. Schumacher, fully Ernst Friedrich "Fritz" Schumacher

If technology is felt to be becoming more and more inhuman, we might do well to consider whether it is possible to have something better - a technology with a human face.

Evil | Majority | Nothing | Right | Work |

Ethiopian Proverbs

If relatives help each other, what harm can be done to them?

Evil |

Estonian Proverbs

Who has gone out to the world will stay there.

Evil | Will |

Eugene Peterson

A community of faith flourishes when we view each other with this expectancy, wondering what God will do today in this one, that one.

Bride | Good | History |

Eugene O'Neill, fully Eugene Gladstone O'Neill

I knew it. I knew it. Born in a hotel room - and God damn it - died in a hotel room.

Means | Mind | Psychology | Will |