Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Survival

"The gulf between this thoughtful mind of civilized man and the thoughtless animal soul of the savage is enormous -- greater than the gulf that separates the latter from the soul of the dog." - Ernst Haeckel, full name Ernst Heinrich Phillip August Haeckel

"Great fiction shows us not how to conduct our behavior but how to feel. Eventually, it may show us how to face our feelings and face our actions and to have new inklings about what they mean. A good novel of any year can initiate us into our own new experience." - Eudora Welty

"My unhealthy affection for my second daughter has waned. Now I despise all my seven children equally." - Evelyn Waugh, fully Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh

"These memories, which are my life--for we possess nothing certainly except the past--were always with me." - Evelyn Waugh, fully Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh

"The secret to missionary work is work. Work, work, work!" - Ezra Taft Benson

"That which doesn't kill you, makes you stronger." -