Great Throughts Treasury

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

Charles Sumner

American Statesman, Senator from Massachusetts, Academic Lawyer and Orator

"No true and permanent fame can be founded, except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind."

"The truest grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened, and decorated by the intellect of man."

"The true grandeur of nations is in those qualities which constitute the true greatness of the individual."

"It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned."