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

Thomas Merton

There is in all visible things… a hidden wholeness.

Wholeness |

Fritz A. Rothschild

It is only the idea of a divine presence hidden within the rational order of nature which is compatible with our scientific view of nature and in accord with our sense of the ineffable.

Nature | Order | Sense |

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, fully Sir or Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

The future is hidden from us, but the past warns us that the world in the end belongs to the unworldly.

Future | Past | World |

Shuang-ching Ho

The hardest thing in the world is to reveal a hidden love.

Love | World |

Ezriel Tauber

This world is by definition the place where God hides Himself. It contains His light, i.e., the knowledge of Him, in a hidden way. And the purpose of life is to discover God; or as the prophet says: “to fill the world with the knowledge of God.”

God | Knowledge | Life | Life | Light | Purpose | Purpose | World | God |

Mike Murdock

The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.

Future |

Joseph Sugarman

Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity.

Opportunity | People | Success |

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Ends” are mere appearances, landmarks strewn haphazard along a path whose issue is hidden from you.

Ends |

Baltasar Gracián

Reputation depends more on what is hidden than on what is done.

Reputation |

Blaise Pascal

The wisdom of God says, “I alone can make you understand who you are.” God has willed to make Himself quite recognizable to those who seek Him with all their heart, and to be hidden from those who flee from Him with all their heart. There is enough light for those who only desire to see, and enough obscurity for those who have a contrary disposition.

Desire | Enough | God | Heart | Light | Obscurity | Obscurity | Wisdom | God | Understand |

Demosthenes NULL

The future is hidden from all men.

Future | Men |

Dionysius of Halicarnassus NULL

The simple, absolute and immutable mysteries of divine Truth are hidden in the super-luminous darkness of that silence which revealeth in secret. For this darkness, though of deepest obscurity, is yet radiantly clear; and, though beyond touch and sight, it more than fills our unseeing minds with splendours of transcendent beauty.

Absolute | Beauty | Darkness | Obscurity | Obscurity | Silence | Truth |

Emma Goldman

No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness, and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.

Education | Effort | Generosity | Kindness | Soul | Sympathy | Wealth |

Franz Kafka

Man cannot live without a permanent trust in something indestructible in himself, though both the indestructible element and the trust may remain permanently hidden from him.

Man | Trust |

Gustave Le Bon

The greater part of our daily actions are the result of hidden motives which escape our observation.

Motives | Observation |

Heraclitus or Heraclitus of Ephesus NULL

A hidden connexion is stronger than an obvious one.

Italian Proverbs

One cannot die hidden from God.

God |

Jack Kerouac, born Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac

No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength.

Learning | Life | Life | Man | Solitude | Strength |