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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Upanishads or The Upanishads NULL

There is a bridge between time and eternity; and this bridge is Atman, the spirit of man. Neither day nor night cross that bridge, nor old age, nor death, nor sorrow. It is this spirit that we must find and know: man must find his own soul. He who has found and knows his soul has found all the worlds, has achieved all his desires.

Age | Day | Death | Eternity | Man | Old age | Sorrow | Soul | Spirit | Time | Old |

T. E. Lawrence, fully Thomas Edward Lawrence, aka Lawrence of Arabia

All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake to find that it was vanity; But dreamers of day are dangerous men, that they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible.

Day | Dreams | Men |

Zohar or The Zohar, literally "Splendor or Radiance" NULL

The soul testifies at night to what the man does by day.

Day | Man | Soul |

Thomas Carlyle

Out of eternity this new day is born; into eternity at night will return.

Day | Eternity | Will |

Thomas Moore

If we imagine ourselves as being every bit as huge, deep, mysterious, and awe-inspiring as the night sky, we might begin to appreciate how complicated we are as individuals, and how much of who we are is unknown not only to others but to ourselves.

Awe |

Thomas Traherne

He knoweth nothing as he ought to know, who thinks he knoweth anything without seeing its place and the manner how it relateth to God, angels and men, and to all the creatures of the earth, heaven and hell, time and eternity.

Angels | Earth | Eternity | God | Heaven | Hell | Men | Nothing | Time |

William Shakespeare

Give thy thoughts no tongue, nor any unproportioned thought his act. Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar... Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice. Take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgment... This above all: To thine own self be true; and it must follow, as the night the day. Thou canst not then be false to any man. Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Polonius at I, iii)

Censure | Day | Judgment | Man | Means | Reserve | Self | Thought | Thought |

William Shakespeare

This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.

Day | Man | Self |

Chief Seattle, also spelled Seathl

We know that the white man does not understand our ways. One portion of the land is the same to him as the next, for he is a stranger who comes in the night and takes from the land whatever he needs. The earth is not his brother, but his enemy - and when he has conquered it, he moves on. He leaves his fathers’ graves, and his children’s birthright is forgotten.

Children | Earth | Enemy | Land | Man | Understand |

Bernard Baruch, fully Bernard Mannes Baruch

One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything every night before you go to bed.

Life | Life | Forgive |

William Shakespeare

Man, proud man, drest in a little brief authority, most ignorant of what he’s most assur’d, his glassy essence, like an angry ape, plays such fantastic tricks before high heave, as make the angels weep.

Angels | Authority | Little | Man |

William Shakespeare

Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all: to thine own try self be true, and it must follow as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.

Borrowing | Day | Friend | Man | Self |

Dwight Bradley

Worship is the soul searching for its counterpart. It is a thirsty land crying out for rain. It is a candle in the act of being kindled. It is a drop in quest of the ocean. It is a man listening through a tornado for a Still Small Voice. It is the voice in the night calling for help. It is a sheep lost in the wilderness, pleading for rescue by the Good Shepherd. It is the same sheep nestling in the arms of the Rescuer. It is the Prodigal Son running to his Father. It is a soul standing in awe before the mystery of the Universe. It is a poet enthralled by the beauty of a sunrise. It is a workman pausing for a moment to listen to a strain of music. It is a hungry heart seeking for love. It is Time flowing into Eternity… It is man climbing the altar stairs to God.

Awe | Beauty | Eternity | Father | God | Good | Heart | Land | Listening | Love | Man | Music | Mystery | Soul | Time | Universe | Worship | Beauty |

Federico Fellini

When you live with another person for 50 years, all of your memories are invested in that person, like a bank account of shared memories. It's not that you refer to them constantly. In fact, for people who do not live in the past, you almost never say, 'Do you remember that night we...?' But you don't have to. That is the best of all. You know that the other person does remember. Thus, the past is part of the present as long as the other person lives. It is better than any scrapbook, because you are both living scrapbooks.

Better | Past | People | Present |

Erich Fromm, fully Erich Seligmann Fromm

The same polarity of the male and female principle exists in nature; not only, as is obvious in animals and plants, but in the polarity of the two fundamental functions, that of receiving and penetrating. It is the polarity of earth and rain, of the river and the ocean, of night and day, of darkness and light, of matter and spirit.

Darkness | Earth |

Fulton Sheen, fully Archbishop Fulton John Sheen

There are angels near you to guide you and protect you, if you would but invoke them. It is not later than we think, it is a bigger world than we think.

Angels | World |

Fulton Sheen, fully Archbishop Fulton John Sheen

If all things in this universe exist, it is because they participate in the Being of God, if there are some things with life, it is because they are reflections of the life of God; if there are beings endowed with intellect and will — like men and angels — it's because they are a participation of the Sovereign Intellect which is God.

Angels | Life | Life | Men | Universe | Will | Intellect |

Gardiner Spring

Faith from its essential nature implies the fallen state of man, while it recognizes the principles of the covenant of grace. It is itself the condition of that covenant. It is a grace which is alike distinguished from the love of angels and the faith of devils. It is peculiar to the returning sinntr. None but a lost sinner needs it; none but a humbled sinner relishes it.

Angels | Faith | Grace | Love | Nature | Principles |