Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.
Quote by George Santayana
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is...
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always...
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Those who cannot remember the past...
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a...
Man is as full of potentiality as he is of impotence
The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.
Sanity is madness put to good use.
Memory itself is an internal rumour.
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a...
The quality of wit inspires more admiration than confidence
A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges...
The superiority of the distant over the present is only due to the mass and...
Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own infinitude, and his infinitude...
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the...
The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
Philosophers are very severe towards other philosophers because they expect too much.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.