Great Throughts Treasury

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Jean Racine, baptismal name Jean-Baptiste Racine

There may be guilt when there is too much virtue.

Character | Guilt | Virtue | Virtue |

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Luxury is a remedy much worse than the disease it sets up to cure; or rather it is in itself the greatness of all evils; for every State, great or small: for, in order to maintain all the servants and vagabonds it creates, it brings oppression and ruin on the citizen and the laborer; it is like those scorching winds, which, covering the trees and plants with their devouring insects, deprive useful animals of their subsistence and spread famine and death wherever they blow.

Character | Death | Disease | Greatness | Luxury | Oppression | Order |

Shantananda Saraswathi, fully Swami Shantananda Saraswathi, born Chandrashekar

Fear is attachment to security... Guilt and fear arise from a conviction you have accepted about yourself.

Character | Fear | Guilt | Security |

Charles Simmons

Life is made up of little things. It is very rarely that an occasion is offered for doing a great deal at once. True greatness consists in being great in little things.

Character | Greatness | Life | Life | Little | Wisdom |

Charles Simmons

True greatness consists in being great in little things.

Character | Greatness | Little |

Friedrich Schiller, fully Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

It is rascally to steal a purse, daring to steal a million, and proof of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.

Blame | Character | Daring | Greatness | Guilt |

Charles Simmons

Immortality is the greatness of our being; the scene for attaining the fullness and perfection of our existence.

Character | Existence | Greatness | Immortality | Perfection |

Henry Theodore Tuckerman

There is strength of quiet endurance as significant courage as the most daring fears of prowess.

Character | Courage | Daring | Endurance | Prowess | Quiet | Strength |

M. Beer

Man's freedom is his inner worth; His guilt alone can rob him of it.

Freedom | Guilt | Man | Wisdom | Worth |

William Blackstone, fully Sir William Blackstone

The suicide is guilt of a double offence; one spiritual, in invading the prerogative of the Almighty... the other temporal, against the king.

Guilt | Suicide | Wisdom |

Phillips Brooks

No man has become to true greatness who has not felt in some degree that his life belongs to his race, and that what God gives him he gives him for mankind.

God | Greatness | Life | Life | Man | Mankind | Race | Wisdom | God |

William Newton Clarke

Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see.

Daring | Faith | Soul | Wisdom |

Tyron Edwards

Sin with the multitude, and your responsibility and guilt are as great and as truly personal, as if you alone had done the wrong.

Guilt | Responsibility | Sin | Wisdom | Wrong |