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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Richard Huloet

Temperaunce... is a moderate gouernaunce of reason, and also one of the car [di] nall vertues.

Character | Reason |

Harold Oxley

The fact is that we can find happiness only in serving others. Just as a car is designed to move, so is a man designed to serve. And if he looks for happiness in anything other than service and sacrifice, he will always be disappointed.

Character | Looks | Man | Sacrifice | Service | Will | Happiness |

Joyce Cary

The will is never free - it is always attached to an object, a purpose. It is simply the engine in the car - it can't steer.

Object | Purpose | Purpose | Will | Wisdom |

Bernard Loomis

The trouble with research is that it tells you what people were thinking yesterday, not tomorrow. It’s like driving a car using a rearview mirror.

People | Research | Thinking | Tomorrow | Wisdom | Trouble |

Marshall McLuhan, fully Herbert Marshall McLuhan

The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete.

Wisdom |

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Freedom is not an ideal it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set - and this in a world where half our fellow man have less than enough to eat.

Dreams | Enough | Freedom | Man | Means | Nothing | Television | World |

Edward McDonagh

The car has become a secular sanctuary for the individual, his shrine to the self, his mobile Walden Pond.

Individual | Self |

Lewis Mumford

Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.

Friends |

Peter De Vries

A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.

Children | God | Need | Omnipotence | Order |

Edward de Bono

Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.

Intelligence | People | Power |

Elizabeth Fry, fully Elizabeth "Betsy" Fry, née Gurney

"Take Back the Night' isn't just about domestic violence, 'Take Back the Night' is also about being safe going back to your car safety, child's safety, women' safety, men's safety - it's just about not being afraid to be out in the evening. It's for everybody not just women and children, it's for everybody."

Safe | Afraid |

P. J. O'Rourke

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys

Giving | Government | Money | Power | Government |

Albert Einstein

To get to know a country, you must have direct contact with the earth. It's futile to gaze at the world through a car window.

World |

Ralph Nader

John D. Rockefeller wanted to dominate oil, but Microsoft wants it all, you name it: cable, media, banking, car dealerships.

Wants |

Ram Dass, aka Baba Ram Dass, born Richard Alpert

Caring is a reflex. Someone slips, your arm goes out. A car is in the ditch, you join the others and push. You live, you help.

Raymond Chandler, fully Raymond Thornton Chandler

The big foreign car drove itself, but I held the wheel for the sake of appearances.

Red Skelton, fully Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton

My wife told me the car wasn't running well because there was water in the carburetor. I asked where the car was. She told me, In the lake.

Wife |