Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Charles B. Newcomb


"Mistakes remembered are not faults forgot."

"A great memory does not make a mind, any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature."

"Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning."

"If we are not responsible for the thoughts that pass our doors, we, at least, are responsible for those which we admit and entertain."

"The ebb and flow of will is like the movements of the tides... if we cease our vain struggles and lamentations long enough to look away from the personal self...we realize life is going well with us after all."