Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Francis Alexander "F.A." Durivage, wrote under pen name "Old Un"

American Poet, Biographer, Attorney, Composer and Author

"Real merit requires as much labor, to be placed in a true light, a humbug to be elevated to an unworthy eminence; only the success of the false is temporary that of the true, immortal."

"The highest art is artlessness."

"They teach us to remember; why not teach us to forget? There is not a man living who has not, some time in his life, admitted that memory was as much of a curse as a blessing."