Great Throughts Treasury

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Rona Barrett born Rhona Bernstein, Mrs. William Trowbridge

The healthy and strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he's got an abscess on his knee or in his soul.

Character | Individual | Soul |

William Ellery Channing

That some of the indigent among us die of scanty food is undoubtedly true; but vastly more in this community die from eating too much than from eating too little.

Character | Little |

Michel de Montaigne, fully Lord Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticizes us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offend a man for his own good is to have a healthy love for him.

Character | Criticism | Good | Love | Man | Need |

Roy L. Smith, aka Mr. Methodist

It is a healthy symptom when a man is dissatisfied without being discouraged.

Character | Man |

Ralph Venning

Worldly riches are like nuts; many clothes are torn in getting them, many a tooth broke in cracking them, but never a belly filled with eating them.

Character | Riches | Riches |

Samuel Butler

To live is like to love - all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.

Instinct | Love | Reason | Wisdom |

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik, also known as Mulock, Mrs Craik, Mrs Craik, Miss Mulok, Miss Muloch, Miss Mulock

"Order is Heaven's first law," and a mind without order can by no possibility be either a healthy or a happy mind.

Happy | Heaven | Law | Mind | Order | Wisdom |

John Galsworthy

Nations like men, can be healthy and happy, though comparatively poor... Wealth is a means to an end, not the end itself. As a synonym for health and happiness, it has had a fair trial and failed dismally.

Happy | Health | Means | Men | Nations | Wealth | Wisdom | Trial |

John Hall

Keep clear of personalities in conversation. Talk of things, objects, thoughts. The smallest minds occupy themselves with persons. Do not needlessly report ill of others. As far as possible, dwell on the good side of human beings. There are family boards where a constant process of depreciating, assigning motives, and cutting up character goes forward. They are not pleasant places. One who is healthy does not wish to dine at a dissecting table. There is evil enough in man, God knows. But it is not the mission of every young man and woman to detail and report it all. Keep the atmosphere as pure as possible, and fragrant with gentleness and charity.

Character | Charity | Conversation | Enough | Evil | Family | Gentleness | God | Good | Man | Mission | Motives | Wisdom | Woman | God |

Ellen Goodman

There is no shower for a woman when she completes the trimester of her life spent as a full-time mother. There is no midwife to help that woman deliver a healthy adult.

Life | Life | Mother | Time | Wisdom | Woman |

J. B. S. Haldane, fully John Burdon Sanderson Haldane

I have never met a healthy person who worried much about his health, or a good person who worried much about his soul.

Good | Health | Soul | Wisdom |

Christopher Morley, fully Christopher Darlington Morley

No man is lonely while eating spaghetti - it requires so much attention.

Attention | Man | Wisdom |