Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes


"Curiosity is the spiritual adultery of the soul. Curiosity is spiritual drunkenness." - Thomas Brooks

"For most Americans the sexual revolution was not a vast national orgy of swingers. There was never widespread approval of adultery or promiscuity. The revolution - evolution is a better word - appeared rather as a massive questioning of the double standard and the sexual constraints we grew up with." - Ellen Goodman

"Adultery may or may not be sinful, but it is never cheap." - Raymond Postgate, fully Raymond William Postgate

"Men may commit theft as well as adultery with the eye." - Xenocrates, aka Xenocrates of Chalcedon NULL

"The mind is guilty of adultery even if it merely pictures to itself a vision of carnal pleasure." - Lactantius, fully Lucius Caecilius Firmianus Lactantius NULL

"Individuals who suffer success have what I call the four A’s - arrogance, a sense of aloneness, the need to seek adventure, and adultery." - Steven Berglas

"Christ was only crucified once and for a few hours. Think of the hundreds of thousands whom Christ has been crucifying in a quiet way ever since." - Samuel Butler

"To desire friendship is a great fault. Friendship should be a gratuitous joy like those afforded by art or life. We must refuse it so that we may be worthy to receive it; it is of the order of grace." - Simone Weil

"The freedom of affluence opposes and contradicts the freedom of community life." - Wendell Berry

"However you make your living is where your talent lies." - Ernest Hemingway, fully Ernest Miller Hemingway