For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who...
Music is essentially useless, as is life
One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a...
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the...
Culture is on the horns of this dilemma: if profound and noble it must remain...
Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.
Oxford, the paradise of dead philosophies.
By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer...
In Greece wise men speak and fools decide.
Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous...
Well-bred instinct meets reason halfway
Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it.
Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear...
Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.