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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Gustave Flaubert

The artist ought no more to appear in his work than God in nature.

Desire |

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I've learned that you know your husband still loves you when there are two brownies left and he takes the smaller one.

Gustavo GutiƩrrez

The complete encounter with the Lord will mark an end to history, but it will take place in history.

Thinking | Will |

Guy-Philippe Goldstein

The information technologies which were historically born from military research are, today, on the verge of developing an offensive capability of destruction, which could tomorrow, if we?re not careful, completely destroy world peace.

Good |

H. L. Mencken, fully Henry Louis Mencken

Friendship is a common belief in the same fallacies, mountebanks, and hobgoblins.

Hannah Arendt

Kant... stated defensively that he had "found it necessary to deny knowledge... to make room for faith," but he had not made room for faith; he had made room for thought, and he had not "denied knowledge" but separated knowledge from thinking.

H. L. Mencken, fully Henry Louis Mencken

Liberals have many tails and chase them all.

Business | Business |

H. L. Mencken, fully Henry Louis Mencken

When a husband's story is believed, he begins to suspect his wife.

H. L. Mencken, fully Henry Louis Mencken

The kind of man who demands that government enforce his ideas is always the kind whose ideas are idiotic.

Hans Hoffman

The creative process lies not in imitating, but in paralleling nature ? translating the impulse received from nature into the medium of expression, thus vitalizing this medium. The picture should be alive, the statue should be alive, and every work of art should be alive.

Forgive |

Italian Proverbs

The danger past, the saint cheated.

Children | Memory |

Italian Proverbs

To promise and give nothing is comfort for a fool.

Decision | Think |

Italian Proverbs

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

Example | Knowledge | Light | Think |

Italian Proverbs

Who troubles others has no rest himself.

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

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

But it may be the hard part of a friend to rebuke a friend's folly.

Acceptance | Desire | Men | Parents | Resignation |

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

I invented that little rhyme about 'One Ring to rule them all', I remember, in the bath one day.