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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William Mountford

Faith is the inspiration of nobleness, it is the strength of integrity; it is the life of love, and is everlasting growth for it; it is courage of soul, and bridges over for our crossing the gulf between worldliness and heavenly-mindfulness; and it is the sense of the unseen, without which we could not feel God nor hope for heaven.

Courage | Faith | God | Growth | Heaven | Hope | Inspiration | Integrity | Life | Life | Love | Mindfulness | Sense | Soul | Strength | Wisdom | God |

Christopher Morley, fully Christopher Darlington Morley

The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.

Courage | Madness | Wisdom |

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 |

Sydney Smith

Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.

Calamity | Courage | Order | Wisdom | Calamity |

Tauri NULL

The excitement of tomorrow's science will be in the discovery of the amino acids' memory storage capacities.

Discovery | Excitement | Memory | Science | Tomorrow | Will | Wisdom | Discovery |

David Spangler

Ultimately, our purpose is to be so alive, compassionate and creative in our own lives that the whole universe quivers with excitement and enthusiasm and brings forth a new spirit, a new possibility, in our midst. Our purpose is to be both the womb and the midwife for the birthing into our world of a holy spirit filled with new potentials for life and creativity. We exist in order to quicken the creativity and spirit of our world so that new worlds, new wonders, new blessings may emerge... To truly appreciate the meaning of life, we must be prepared to let the meanings we have known stand in the presence of new insights and be transformed. We have no final answers, only the questions that lead to further discoveries, creativity and emergence. We are here that life may discover, know and express itself more abundantly for the blessing and fulfillment of all creation - past, present and potential.

Blessings | Creativity | Enthusiasm | Excitement | Fulfillment | Life | Life | Meaning | Order | Past | Present | Purpose | Purpose | Spirit | Universe | Wisdom | World |

Ralph Waldo Trine

He who remains cheerful in spirit and sees only the good side of all things, who never allows himself to be spiritually downcast but keeps his head high and courage in his heart, he sets in motion those fine, still powers, which make every step through life The more one loves the nearer he approaches to God, for God is the spirit of infinite love.

Courage | God | Good | Heart | Life | Life | Love | Spirit | Wisdom | God |

Erma Bombeck, fully Erma Louise Bombeck, born Erma Fiste

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.

Courage | Dreams |

Owen D. Young

It takes vision and courage to create - it takes faith and courage to prove.

Change | Courage | Day | Faith | Heart | Mind | Spirit | Vision | Wisdom |

Gilbert Keith "G.K." Chesteron

The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.

Courage | Life | Life | Little | Man | Order | Paradox |

Tom Butler-Bowdon

If you have a single powerful purpose, you will have the courage to act on your ideas.

Courage | Ideas | Purpose | Purpose | Will |