Great Throughts Treasury

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan William Smolowe who gave birth to the creation of this database.

Related Quotes

William Osler, fully Sir William Osler

It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.

Disease | Important | Wisdom |

Thomas Paine

The nearer any disease approaches to a crisis, the nearer it is to a cure. Danger and deliverance make their advances together; and it is only in the least push that one or the other takes the lead.

Danger | Disease | Wisdom | Danger |

Paul Pearsall

All disease is brain disease... Only when the immune system is viewed as a world system will disease be reduced.

Disease | System | Will | Wisdom | World |

Matthew B Ridgway, fully Matthew Bunker Ridgway

Physical courage is never in short supply in a fighting army. Moral courage sometimes is.

Courage | Fighting | Wisdom |

Norm Shealy, fully Dr. C. Norman Shealy

The greatest deficit in academic medicine is that it has generally failed to approach the problem of preventing disease or health promotion.... we are too busy taking care of people with disease to be bothered with preventing it.

Care | Disease | Health | People | Wisdom |

William Graham Sumner

If you want a war, nourish a doctrine. doctrines are the most fearful tyrants to which men ever are subject, because doctrines get inside of a man’s own reason and betray him against himself. Civilized men have done their fiercest fighting for doctrines.

Doctrine | Fighting | Man | Men | Reason | War | Wisdom |

Robert James Turnbull

Doubt is the disease of this inquisitive, restless age. It is the price we pay for our advanced intelligence and civilization - the dim night of our resplendent day. But as the most beautiful light is born of darkness, so the faith that springs from conflict is often the strongest and the best.

Age | Civilization | Darkness | Day | Disease | Doubt | Faith | Intelligence | Light | Price | Wisdom |

Greta Woodrew, Pseud. for Greta Andron Smolowe

The body is a servant of the mind. It obeys the operations of the mind. There is a mind/body connection that is powerful. As a healer, I am convinced disease and health, like circumstances, are rooted in thought. Sick thoughts express themselves through a sickly body. Thoughts of fear can kill a man. People who live in fear of disease are most likely the very people who get the disease. Conversely, if you would improve your body, guard your mind.

Body | Circumstances | Disease | Fear | Health | Kill | Man | Mind | People | Thought | Wisdom |

Hans Albrecht Bethe

If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.

Fighting | History | Ideals | War | Will |

Willem Ernst Wunder

Clearly, if disease is man-made, it can also be man-prevented. It should be the function of medicine to help people die young as late in life as possible.

Disease | Life | Life | Man | People | Wisdom |

James MacGregor Burns

Great leadership arises out of great conflict.

Leadership |

Amilcar Cabral

Always remember that the people are not fighting for ideas, nor for what is in men’s minds. The people fight and accept the sacrifices demanded by the struggle in order to gain material advantages, to live better and in peace, to benefit from progress, and for the better future of their children. National liberation, the struggle against colonialism, the construction of peace, progress and independence are hollow words devoid of any significance unless they can be translated into real improvement of living conditions.

Better | Children | Fighting | Future | Ideas | Improvement | Men | Order | Peace | People | Progress | Struggle | Words |

James MacGregor Burns

Transactional leaders approach followers with an eye to exchanging one thing for another: jobs for votes, or subsidies for campaign contributions… The transforming leader looks for potential motives in followers, seeks to satisfy higher needs, and engages the full person of the follower. The result of transforming leadership is a relationship of mutual stimulation and elevation that converts followers into leaders and may convert leaders into moral agents.

Looks | Motives | Relationship | Leader | Leadership |

Mourning Dove or Christal Quintasket, aka Mourning Dove Salish and Christine Quintasket NULL

Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence.

Disease | Earth | Existence | Mission | Purpose | Purpose |