Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.
Quote by George Santayana
Philosophers are as jealous as women; each wants a monopoly of praise
Sanity is a madness put to good use.
The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery...
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the...
Philosophers are very severe towards other philosophers because they expect too much.
It is possible to be a master in false philosophy, easier, in fact, than to...
When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always...
It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them...
Oaths are the fossils of piety.
All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.
I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private...
Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
The Bible is literature, not dogma.
Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts.
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we...
To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
Music is essentially useless, as is life
Music, of all the liberal arts, has the greatest influence over the passions, and it...
Music is what feelings sound like.