Great Throughts Treasury

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Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The number of those who undergo the fatigue of judging for themselves is very small indeed.

Character |

Arthur William Symons

No perfect thing is too small for eternal recollection.

Character | Eternal |

Jeremy Taylor

If anger proceeds from a great cause, it turns to fury; if from a small cause, it is peevishness; and so is always either terrible or ridiculous.

Anger | Cause | Character | Fury |

Richard Steele, fully Sir Richard Steele

It is a secret known but to few, yet of no small use in the conduct of life, that when you fall into a man's conversation, the first thing you should consider is, whether he has a greater inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him.

Character | Conduct | Conversation | Inclination | Life | Life | Man |

Saint Augustine, aka Augustine of Hippo, St. Austin, Bishop of Hippo NULL

Do you remember how small grains of sand are? Yet if enough are placed in a ship, they sink it.

Enough | Wisdom |

Alain Pen name of Emile-Auguste Chartier

It is a small thing to accept people for what they are; if we really love them we must want them to be what they are.

Love | People | Wisdom |

Aubrey de Vere, fully Aubrey Albericus de Vere NULL

Grief should be like joy, majestic, sedate, confirming, cleansing, equable, making free, strong to consume small troubles, to command great thoughts, grave thoughts, thoughts lasting to the end.

Character | Grave | Grief | Joy | Troubles |

Joe Bayly, fully Joseph Tate Bayly

In an age of the inconsequential and frivolous, reading fills our minds with the consequential. Reading involves stewardship of a mind, that was created in the divine image, to think great thoughts as well as to notice the small sparrow. Reading stretches the mind.

Age | Mind | Reading | Stewardship | Wisdom | Think |

Christian Nestell Bovee

The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater, ennoble it.

Life | Life | Wisdom |

Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, fully Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, Lord Lytton

The commerce of intellect loves distant shores. The small retail dealer trades only with his neighbor; when the great merchant trades he links the four quarters of the globe.

Commerce | Wisdom | Commerce | Intellect |

Fitzhugh Dodson

Some people, in working toward a goal, find themselves seized by inertia when it comes time for action. If this should happen to you, despite the small graduated steps, then it is time to reexamine your goal. Consider how important it actually is and then either discard the goal and replace it with a more suitable one or continue the steps with a renewed sense of the value of achieving it.

Action | Important | People | Sense | Time | Wisdom | Inertia | Value |

Euripedes NULL

It makes small difference to the dead if they are buried as tokens of luxury. All this is an empty glorification left for those who live.

Luxury | Wisdom |