Great Throughts Treasury

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan William Smolowe who gave birth to the creation of this database.

Self-made man

"A self-made man may prefer a self-made name." -

"It is better to be a self-made man, filled up according to God’s original pattern, than to be half a man, made after some other man’s pattern." - Josiah Gilbert Holland, also Joshua Gilbert Holland

"I was born because it was a habit in those days, people didn't know anything else ... I was not a Child Prodigy, because a Child Prodigy is a child who knows as much when it is a child as it does when it grows up." - Will Rogers, fully William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers