Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes


"A mind of moderate capacity which closely pursues one study must infallibly arrive at great proficiency in that study." - Mary Shelley, née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin

"All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. humility gives it its power. if you want to govern the people, you must place yourself below them. if you want to lead the people, you must learn how to follow them." - Stephen Mitchell

"I am in this cause with my whole heart and soul. I believe that the Progressive movement is making life a little easier for all our people; a movement to try to take the burdens off the men and especially the women and children of this country. I am absorbed in the success of that movement." - Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt

"To trace in Nature's most minute design the signature and stamp of power divine… The Invisible in things scarce seen revealed, to whom an atom is an ample field." - William Cowper