Great Throughts Treasury

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

Léon Gambetta

French Statesman

"Despotism and freedom of the press cannot exist together."

"Great ability without discretion comes almost invariably to a tragic end."

"History is constantly repeating itself, making only such changes of programme as the growth of nations and centuries requires."