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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Italian Proverbs

Wait time and place to take your revenge, for it is never well done in a hurry.

Memory | Time | Truth |

Italian Proverbs

When a man has fallen into the mire, the more he flounders the more he fouls himself.

Dishonesty | Life | Life | Little | People | Reason | Self | Sense | Truth | Words | Think |

Italian Proverbs

The more one knows, the less one believes.

Heart | Love | Will | Think |

Italian Proverbs

The water breaks out where it is not expected.

Truth |

Italian Proverbs

When your devil was born, mine was going to school.

Character | Truth |

Italian Proverbs

When wine sinks, words swim.

Atheism | Better | Commitment | God | Life | Life | Reason | Right | Story | Suffering | Truth | Unique | God |

Italian Proverbs

To protest and knock one's head against the wall is what everybody can do.

Good | Ignorance | Truth |

Italian Proverbs

Trouble shared is trouble halved.

Children | Day | Depression | Despair | Effort | Knowledge | Life | Life | Parents | Suicide | World | Wrong | Child |

Italian Proverbs

When the wind serves, all aid.

Wisdom |

Italian Proverbs

Where there is nothing to gain, there is a lot to lose.

Example | Knowledge | Light | Think |

Italian Proverbs

Who takes an eel by the tail and a woman at her word, may say he holds nothing.

Love |

J. B. Priestly, fully John Boynton Priestly

A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.

Better | Capacity | Love |

Italian Proverbs

Words are female, deeds are male.

Creed | Disbelief | God | Truth | Will | God |

Italian Proverbs

Who troubles others has no rest himself.

Belief | Compassion | Desire | God | Human race | Love | Means | Race | Will | God |

Ivan Oransky

Every year we're spending more than two trillion dollars on healthcare, and yet 100,000 people a year are dying not because of the conditions they have, but because of the treatments that we're giving them.

Love | Nothing | Scripture |

J. R. R. Tolkien, fully John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

After some time he felt for his pipe. It was not broken, and that was something. Then he felt for his pouch, and there was some tobacco in it, and that was something more. Then he felt for matches and he could not find any at all, and that shattered his hopes completely.

Insight | Knowledge | Model | Theories |

Italian Proverbs

With patience you go beyond knowledge.

God | Harm | Ignorance | Power | Time | Truth | Will | Witness | God |

Italian Proverbs

You surround your vineyard with thorns - place doors and locks on your mouth. You will never have a friend if you must have one without faults.

Change | Human nature | Life | Life | Nature | Reality | Religion | Truth | Will |

J. R. R. Tolkien, fully John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Courage will now be your best defense against the storm that is at hand-?that and such hope as I bring.

Love | People | Work |