Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous people for friends, have for friends the best of men.
Quote by George Santayana
Philosophers are as jealous as women; each wants a monopoly of praise
The Soul is the voice of the body's interests.
We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we...
For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always...
I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts...
The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to...
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is...
Sanity is madness put to good use.
Old places and old persons in their turn, when spirit dwells in them, have an...
Oxford, the paradise of dead philosophies.
It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them...
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to...
Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
The irrational in the human has something about it altogether repulsive and terrible, as we...
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
The word experience is like a shrapnel shell, and bursts into a thousand meanings.
It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The...