Great Throughts Treasury

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C. Wright Mills, fully Charles Wright Mills

The aim of the college, for the individual student, is to eliminate the need in his life for the college; the task is to help become a self-educating man.

Character | Individual | Life | Life | Man | Need | Self | Wisdom |

Nachman of Breslov, aka Reb Nachman Breslover or Bratslav, Nachman from Uman NULL

We cannot think two thoughts at the same time. Consequently, when negative thoughts arise, you do not need to fight them. Make an effort to think positive thoughts, and the negative thoughts will disappear.

Character | Effort | Need | Time | Will | Think |

José Joaquín de Olmedo, fully José Joaquín de Olmedo y Maruri

They set the slave free, striking off his chains. Then he was as much of a slave as ever. He was still chained to servility. He was still manacled to indolence and sloth, he was still bound by fear and superstition, by ignorance suspicion and savagery. His slavery was not in the chains, but in himself. They can only set free men free. And there is no need of that. Free men set themselves free.

Character | Fear | Ignorance | Indolence | Men | Need | Slavery | Sloth | Superstition | Suspicion |

Harold Cooke Phillips

We are all weak, finite, simple human beings, standing in the need of prayer. None need it so much as those who think they are strong, those who know it not but are deluded by self-sufficiency.

Character | Need | Prayer | Self | Self-sufficiency | Think |

Eugene O'Neill, fully Eugene Gladstone O'Neill

We need above all to learn again to believe in the possibility of nobility of spirit in ourselves.

Character | Need | Nobility | Spirit | Learn |

Ross Parmenter

The need for devotion to something outside ourselves is even more profound than the need for companionship. If we are not to go to pieces or wither away, we all must have some purpose in life; for no man can live for himself alone.

Character | Devotion | Life | Life | Man | Need | Purpose | Purpose |

Nikita Ivanovich Panin

To crave more than you need - that is poverty.

Character | Need | Poverty |

Theodore Parker

All men need something to poetize and idealize their life a little - something which they value for more than its use and which is a symbol of their emancipation from the mere materialism and drudgery of daily life.

Character | Life | Life | Little | Materialism | Men | Need | Value |

Plotinus NULL

It is not by running hither and thither outside of itself that the soul understands morality and right conduct: it learns them of its own nature, in its contact with itself, in its intellectual grasp of itself, seeing deeply impressed upon it the images of its primal state.

Character | Conduct | Morality | Nature | Right | Soul |

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties. For him who renounces everything no indemnity is possible. Such a renunciation is incompatible with man’s nature; to remove all liberty from his will is to remove all morality from his acts.

Character | Humanity | Liberty | Man | Morality | Nature | Rights | Surrender | Will |

Arthur Rimbaud, fully Jean-Nicolas-Arthur Rimbaud

I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain.”

Action | Character | Morality | Weakness |

Publius Syrus

One ungrateful man does an injury to all who stand in need of aid.

Aid | Character | Man | Need |

Lord Samuel, Herbert Louis Samuel, First Viscount Samuel

Without doubt the greatest injury of all was done by basing morals on myth. For, sooner or later, myth is recognized for what it is, and disappears. Then morality loses the foundation on which it has been built.

Character | Doubt | Morality | Myth |