Each religion, so dear to those whose life it sanctifies, and fulfilling so necessary a function in the society that has adopted it, necessarily contradicts every other religion, and probably contradicts itself
Quote by George Santayana
Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.
Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived.
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.
There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite...
The Bible is a wonderful source of inspiration for those who don't understand it.
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
Each religion, by the help of more or less myth which it takes more or...
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
There is no dunce like a mature dunce
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is...
Words are weapons, and it is dangerous in speculation, as in politics, to borrow them...
The God to whom depth in philosophy bring back men's minds is far from being...
A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection...
The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art.
That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could...
Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.