Great Throughts Treasury

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

Thomas Sherlock

English Bishop of London

"Those men who destroy a healthful constitution of body by intemperance as manifestly kill themselves as those who hang or poison or drown themselves."

"Nothing is truly infamous, but what is wicked; and therefore shame can never disturb an innocent and virtuous mind."

"Most men take least notice of what is plain, as if that was of no use; but puzzle their thoughts to be themselves is those vast depths and abysses which no human understanding can fathom."

"Sins may be forgiven through repentance, but no act of wit will ever justify them."

"There is no dispute managed without passion, and yet there is scarce a dispute worth a passion."