Great Throughts Treasury

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

Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, aka Lord Clarendon

English Historian and Statesman, Grandfather of Mary II and Queen Anne

"Anger is the most impotent passion that accompanies the mind of man; it effects nothing it goes about; and hurts the man who is possessed by it more directly than any other against whom it is directed."

"Counsel and conversation is a good second education, that improves all the virtues and corrects all the vices."

"Envy is a week that grows in all soils and climates, and is no less luxuriant in the country than in the court; is not confined to any rank of men or extent of fortune, but rages in the breasts of all degrees."

"It is not the quantity of the meat, but the cheerfulness of the guests which makes the feast."

"If we did not take great pains, and were not at great expense to corrupt our nature, our nature would never corrupt us."

"No man is so insignificant as to be sure his example can do not hurt."