Great Throughts Treasury

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Francis Quarles

A fool's heart is in his tongue; but a wise man's tongue is in his heart.

Character | Heart | Man | Wise |

Myrtle Reed

No matter how one's heart aches, one can do the necessary things and do them well.

Character | Heart |

Helen Steiner Rice

It’s not the things that can be bought that are life’s richest treasures. It’s priceless little courtesies that money cannot measure. Each little act of graciousness or kindly little favor that fills the heart with gratitude leaves memories to savor.

Character | Gratitude | Heart | Life | Life | Little | Money |

Francis Quarles

The heart is a small thing, but desireth great matters. It is not sufficient for a kite’s dinner, yet the whole world is not sufficient for it.

Character | Heart | World |

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Liberty is not to be found in any form of government, she is in the heart of the free man, he bears her with him everywhere.

Character | Government | Heart | Liberty | Man |

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 |

Albert Schweitzer

All the kindness which a man puts out into the world works on the heart and thoughts of mankind, but we are so foolishly indifferent that we are never in earnest in the matter of kindness. We want to topple a great load over, and yet will not avail ourselves of a lever which would multiply our power a hundredfold.

Character | Heart | Kindness | Man | Mankind | Power | Will | World |

Samuel Smiles

Although genius always commands admiration, character most secures respect. The former is more the product of the brain, the latter of heart-power; and in the long run it is the heart that rules in life.

Admiration | Character | Genius | Heart | Life | Life | Power | Respect |

Charles Simmons

When the heart is won, the understanding is easily convinced.

Character | Heart | Understanding |

Herbert Schiffer

Among the qualities of mind and heart which conduce to worldly success, there is one, the importance of which is more real, and which is generally underrated in our day... It is courtesy.

Character | Courtesy | Day | Heart | Mind | Qualities | Success |

Robert Southey

Of all the sights which can soften and humanize the heart of men, there is none that ought so surely to reach it as that of innocent children, enjoying the happiness which is their proper and natural portion.

Character | Children | Heart | Men | Happiness |

Charles Sumner

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

Character | Humanity | Man | Intellect |