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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Harry Emerson Fosdick

Nothing in human life, least of all in religion, is ever right until it is beautiful.

Life | Life | Nothing | Religion | Right | Wisdom |

Benjamin Franklin

Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech; which is the right of every man as far as by it he does not hurt or control the right of another; and this is the only check it ought to suffer and the only bounds it ought to know... Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freedom of speech, a thing terrible to traitors.

Control | Freedom of speech | Freedom of thought | Freedom | Liberty | Man | Public | Right | Speech | Thought | Wisdom |

French Student Revolt Graffiti NULL

There can be revolution only where there is a conscience.

Conscience | Revolution | Wisdom |

Paul GĂ©raldy, pen name of Paul Lefevre

No age or time of life, no position or circumstance, has a monopoly on success. Any age is the right age to start doing!

Age | Life | Life | Position | Right | Success | Time | Wisdom |

Henry Giles

Not until right is founded upon reverence will it be secure; not until duty is based upon love will it be complete; not until liberty is based on eternal principles will it be full, equal, lofty, and universal.

Duty | Eternal | Liberty | Love | Principles | Reverence | Right | Will | Wisdom |

Henry George

The equal right of all men to the use of land is as clear as their equal right to breathe the air - it is a right proclaimed by the fact of their existence. For we cannot suppose that some men have a right to be in this world, and other have no right.

Existence | Land | Men | Right | Wisdom | World |

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A flippant, frivolous man may ridicule others, may controvert them, scorn them; but he who has any respect for himself seems to have renounced the right of thinking meanly of others.

Man | Respect | Ridicule | Right | Thinking | Wisdom | Respect |

William Ewart Gladstone

Good laws make it easier to do right and harder to do wrong.

Good | Right | Wisdom | Wrong |

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a.k.a. Charlotte Anna (nee Perkins), Charlotte Perkins Stetson

The first duty of a human being is to assume the right functional relationship to society - more briefly, to find your real job, and do it.

Duty | Relationship | Right | Society | Wisdom | Society |

William Hall

Take care of your health; you have no right to neglect it, and thus become a burden to yourself and perhaps others. Let you food be simple; never eat too much; take exercise enough; be systematic in all things; if unwell, starve yourself till you are well again, and you may throw care to the winds, and physic to the dogs.

Care | Enough | Health | Neglect | Right | Wisdom |

Ulysses S. Grant, fully Ulysses Simpson Grant, born Hiram Ulysses Grant

Too long denial of guaranteed right is sure to lead to revolution - bloody revolution, where suffering must fall upon the innocent as well as the guilty.

Revolution | Right | Suffering | Wisdom |

Sidney Greenberg

War determines not who is right but who is left.

Right | War | Wisdom |

Germaine Greer

Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves; when the right is pre-empted it is called brain-washing.

Right | Wisdom |

Benjamin R. Haydon

If men would only take the chances of doing right because it is right, instead of the immediate certainly of the advantage of doing wrong, how much happier would their lives be.

Men | Right | Wisdom | Wrong |