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

The eye of the master fattens the horse.

Experience | Life | Life | Principles | Psychology | Time | Youth | Youth |

Italian Proverbs

The habit does not make the monk.

Suffering |

Italian Proverbs

The good shepherd shears, not flays.

Suffering |

Italian Proverbs

Softly, barber, the water scalds.

Balance | Rights | System | Wise |

Italian Proverbs

Save something for the man that rides on the white horse.

Right | Study | Will |

Italian Proverbs

Poverty wants many things, and avarice all.

Business | Government | Right | Wealth | Government | Business |

Italian Proverbs

Saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.

Right | Wrong | Trouble | Think |

Italian Proverbs

Thank you, pretty pussy, was the death of my cat.

Death | Good | Hypothesis | Individual | Phenomena | Sense | Loss |

Italian Proverbs

One who makes his bed must lie in it.

Determination | People | Will | Work |

Italian Proverbs

The lives of doctors, the souls of priests, and the property of lawyers, are in great danger.

Right |

Italian Proverbs

When all men say you are an ass it is time to bray.

Failure | Future | Life | Life | Mistake | Present | Purpose | Purpose | Question | Right | Failure |

Italian Proverbs

Where there is great love there is great pain.

Good | People | Right |

Italian Proverbs

The sons of cats catch mice.

Right |

Italian Proverbs

The soldier is well paid for doing mischief.

Administration | Decision | Global | Health | Policy | Right | Rights | Struggle |

Italian Proverbs

When wine sinks, words swim.

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

Ivan Krastev

Democracy is the only game in town. The problem is [when] people start to believe that it is not a game worth playing.

People | Religion | Right |

J. B. Priestly, fully John Boynton Priestly

Nearly everything possible has been done to spoil this game: the heavy financial interests... the absurd publicity given to every feature of it by the Press... but the fact remains that it is not yet spoilt, and it has gone out and conquered the world.

Compassion | Effort | God | History | Hope | Little | Need | People | Policy | Religion | Right | Will | God |

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

Clothes are of but little loss, if you escape from drowning.

Computer | Energy | Right | Technology |

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

Death never comes at the right time, despite what mortals believe. Death always comes like a thief.

Nations | Object | Race | Spirit | Time |