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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James Ramsay MacDonald

Character is the product of daily, hourly actions, and words and thoughts; daily forgiveness, unselfishness, kindnesses, sympathies, charities, sacrifices for the good of others, struggles against temptation, submissiveness under trial. Oh, it is these, like the blending colors in a picture or the blending notes of music which constitute the man.

Character | Forgiveness | Good | Man | Music | Temptation | Words |

Luigi Luzzatti

Never, never, never will the intellect possess a monopoly over the heart.

Character | Heart | Will | Intellect |

Mystical Script NULL

The sum and total of man’s ignorance lie in the misconception of the power that surround his identity. He must realize that though his intellect is but a grain in the sands of knowledge, yet hid in that grain is the essence of the Whole.

Character | Ignorance | Knowledge | Man | Power | Intellect |

Michel de Montaigne, fully Lord Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

A sound intellect will refuse to judge men simply by their outward actions; we must probe the inside and discover what springs set men in motion.

Character | Men | Sound | Will | Intellect |

Joseph Parker

No true manhood can be trained by a merely intellectual process. You cannot train men by the intellect alone; you must train them by the heart.

Character | Heart | Men | Intellect |

Plotinus NULL

All music - since its though is upon melody and rhythm - must be the earthly representation of the music there is in the rhythm of the Ideal Realm.

Character | Melody | Music |

Samuel Smiles

The great and good do not die even in this world. Embalmed in books, their spirits walk abroad. The book is a living voice. It is an intellect to which one still listens.

Books | Character | Good | World | Intellect |

Charles Sumner

The truest grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened, and decorated by the intellect of man.

Character | Humanity | Man | Intellect |

W. H. Auden, fully Wystan Hugh Auden

A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.

Art | Music | Poetry | Wisdom | Art |

John H. Aughey, fully John Hill Aughey

Sensual pleasures are like soap bubbles, sparkling effervescent. The pleasures of intellect are calm, beautiful, sublime and ever enduring.

Wisdom | Intellect |

Hans Christian Anderson

Where words fail, music speaks.

Music | Wisdom | Words |

Francis Wayland

It is by what we ourselves have done, and not by what others have done for us, that we shall be remembered after ages. It is by thought that has aroused the intellect from its slumbers, which has given luster to virtue and dignity to truth, or by those examples which have inflamed the soul with the love of goodness.

Character | Dignity | Love | Soul | Thought | Truth | Virtue | Virtue | Intellect | Thought |

Henri Bergson, aka Henri-Louis Bergson

Some other faculty than the intellect is necessary for the apprehension of reality.

Reality | Wisdom | Intellect |

William Beveridge

It calls in my spirits, composes my thoughts, delights my ear, recreates my mind, and so not only fits me for after business, but fills my heart, at the present, with pure and useful thoughts; so that when the music sounds the sweetliest in my ears, truth commonly flows the clearest into my mind.

Business | Heart | Mind | Music | Present | Truth | Wisdom |

Antoine Bettini

In the germ, when the first trace of life begins to stir, music is the nurse of the soul; it murmurs in the ear, and the child sleeps; the tones are companions of his dreams, they are the world in which he lives.

Dreams | Life | Life | Music | Soul | Wisdom | World | Child |

Bettina Skrzypczak

In the germ, when the first trace of life begins to stir, music is the nurse of the soul; it murmurs in the ear, and the child sleeps; the tones are companions of his dreams, they are the world in which he lives.

Dreams | Life | Life | Music | Soul | Wisdom | World | Child |

Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, fully Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, Lord Lytton

The commerce of intellect loves distant shores. The small retail dealer trades only with his neighbor; when the great merchant trades he links the four quarters of the globe.

Commerce | Wisdom | Commerce | Intellect |