Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes


"The human soul is hospitable, and will entertain conflicting sentiments and contradictory opinions with much impartiality." - George Eliot, pen name of Mary Ann or Marian Evans

"Five things are requisite to a good officer - ability, clean hands, despatch, patience, and impartiality." - William Penn

"Fairness, n. That impartiality and equity of treatment that everyone approves of, so long as their own interests are not threatened." - Edmund H. Volkart

"Labor, like Israel, has many sorrows. Its women weep for their fallen and they lament for the future of the children of the race. It ill behooves one who has supped at labor's table and who has been sheltered in labor's house to curse with equal fervor and fine impartiality both labor and its adversaries when they become locked in deadly embrace." - John L. Lewis, fully John Llewellyn Lewis

"Discernment is a power of the understanding in which few excel. Is not that owing to its connection with impartiality and truth? for are not prejudice and partiality blind?" - Lord Brooke, Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, de jure 13th Baron Latimer and 5th Baron Willoughby de Brooke

"The task of the benevolent person is surely to strive to promote benefit, and to eliminate harm, throughout the world. . . . It is impartiality that produces the greatest benefit to the whole world! Thus, Mozi says 'impartiality is good'." - Mozi or Mo-tze, Mocius or Mo-tzu, original name Mo Di, aka Master Mo NULL

"Leading a sheltered existence inside a palace, I am not aware of all the going-ons among the people. If there are any matters that cause anguish to the people, you should report them to me without failing." - Sejong the Great, aka King Sejong, family name Yi, given name Do NULL

"At this display the elder and less attractive of the maidens fled, uttering loud and continuous cries of apprehension in order to conceal the direction of her flight." - Ernest Bramah, born Ernest Brammah Smith