A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly…
Quote by George Santayana
Sanity is madness put to good use.
Nothing is inherently and invincibly young except spirit. And spirit can enter a human being...
A soul is but the last bubble of a long fermentation in the world.
Well-bred instinct meets reason halfway
To reform means to shatter one form and to create another; but the two sides...
Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only...
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to...
The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is...
The superiority of the distant over the present is only due to the mass and...
It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them...
In Greece wise men speak and fools decide.
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.
The quality of wit inspires more admiration than confidence
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public...
The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and...