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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Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler

A work of art is not completed on the canvas. It is completed in the mind of the man who looks at it.

Art | Looks | Man | Mind | Wisdom | Work | Art |

Thomas Jefferson

The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them, inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

Better | Looks | Man | Mind | Nothing | Truth | Wisdom |

Alphonse de Lamartine, fully Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine

Nature has given women two painful but heavenly gifts, which distinguish them, and often raise them above human nature - compassion and enthusiasm. By compassion, they devote themselves; by enthusiasm they exalt themselves.

Compassion | Distinguish | Enthusiasm | Human nature | Nature | 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 |

James Russell Lowell

Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all are agreed. She is said to lie at the bottom of a well, for the very reason, perhaps, that whoever looks down in search of her sees his own image at the bottom, and is persuaded not only that he has seen the goddess, but that she is far better-looking than he had imagined.

Better | Looks | Reason | Search | Truth | Wisdom |

Margaret MacDonald, née Margaret Ethel Gladstone

Whatever you do, put romance and enthusiasm into the life of our children.

Children | Enthusiasm | Life | Life | Romance | Wisdom |

Steele Mackaye, fully James Morrison Steele Mackaye

Justice is blind not deaf - Justice listens too much and looks too little.

Justice | Little | Looks | 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 |

Francis Quarles

Demean thyself more warily in thy study than in the street. If thy public actions have a hundred witnesses, thy private have a thousand. The multitude looks but upon thy actions; thy conscience looks into them: the multitude may chance to excuse thee, if not acquire thee; thy conscience will accuse thee, if not condemn thee.

Chance | Conscience | Looks | Public | Study | Will | Wisdom |

Publius Syrus

God looks at pure, not full hands.

God | Looks | Wisdom |

Hiram Powers

The eye is the window of the soul, the mouth the door. The intellect, the will, are seen in the eye; the emotions, sensibilities, and affections, in the mouth. The animals look for man’s intentions right into his eyes. Even a rat, when you hunt him and bring him to bay, looks you in the eye.

Emotions | Looks | Man | Right | Soul | Will | Wisdom |

Albert Schweitzer

The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up. That is possible for him who never argues and strives with men and facts, but in all experiences retires upon himself, and looks for the ultimate cause of things in himself.

Cause | Life | Life | Looks | Man | Men | Success | Wisdom |

Wallace Stevens

A poet looks at the world as a man looks at a woman.

Looks | Man | Wisdom | Woman | World |

David Spangler

Ultimately, our purpose is to be so alive, compassionate and creative in our own lives that the whole universe quivers with excitement and enthusiasm and brings forth a new spirit, a new possibility, in our midst. Our purpose is to be both the womb and the midwife for the birthing into our world of a holy spirit filled with new potentials for life and creativity. We exist in order to quicken the creativity and spirit of our world so that new worlds, new wonders, new blessings may emerge... To truly appreciate the meaning of life, we must be prepared to let the meanings we have known stand in the presence of new insights and be transformed. We have no final answers, only the questions that lead to further discoveries, creativity and emergence. We are here that life may discover, know and express itself more abundantly for the blessing and fulfillment of all creation - past, present and potential.

Blessings | Creativity | Enthusiasm | Excitement | Fulfillment | Life | Life | Meaning | Order | Past | Present | Purpose | Purpose | Spirit | Universe | Wisdom | World |

Lyall Watson

Our consciousness of the world is biased. We see not with out eyes, but with our brains. What a piece of bread looks like, depends on how hungry we are.

Consciousness | Looks | Wisdom | World |

E. B. White, fully Elwyn Brooks White

Not even a collapsing world looks dark to a man who is about to make his fortune.

Fortune | Looks | Man | Wisdom | World |

William Wordsworth

Those eyes, soft and capricious as a cloudless sky, whose azure depth their color emulates, must needs be conversant with upward looks - prayer’s voiceless service.

Looks | Prayer | Service | Wisdom |