A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of ones life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly…
Quote by George Santayana
Self Happiness Quotes
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Those who cannot remember the past...
The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art.
America is a young country with an old mentality.
Half our standards come from our first masters, and the other half from our first...
Experience seems to most of us to lead to conclusions, but empiricism has sworn never...
It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them...
Well-bred instinct meets reason halfway
Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover...
The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact...
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear...
Sanity is madness put to good use.
All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore,...
Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited
Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical efforts to secure the desired end.
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.
Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own infinitude, and his infinitude...
It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
Depression is rage spread thin.