An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
Quote by George Santayana
The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is...
Old places and old persons in their turn, when spirit dwells in them, have an...
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges...
To reform means to shatter one form and to create another; but the two sides...
To fight is a radical instinct; if men have nothing else to fight over they...
Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
Depression is rage spread thin.
Great is this organism of mud and fire, terrible this vast, painful, glorious experiment
What religion a man shall have is a historical accident, quite as much as what...
The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend
There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves.
Sanity is madness put to good use.
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to...
I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private...
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the...
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could...