Great Throughts Treasury

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

Herbert Sebastian Agar

American Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist and Editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal

"The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear."

"Every civilization rests on a set of promises... If the promises are broken too often, the civilization dies, no matter how rich it may be, or how mechanically clever. Hope and faith depend on promises; if hope and faith go, everything goes."

"Man tends to treat all his opinions as principles."