Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different
Quote by George Santayana
Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
Half our standards come from our first masters, and the other half from our first...
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Those who cannot remember the past...
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts
To drink in the spirit of a place you should be not only alone but...
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
The diseases which destroy a man are no less natural than the instincts which preserve...
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
Well-bred instinct meets reason halfway
It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a...
It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them...
There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite...
Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.
We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we...
The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.