Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.
Quote by George Santayana
Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
The superiority of the distant over the present is only due to the mass and...
Language is like money, without which specific relative values may well exist and be felt,...
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.
Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a...
Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
Each religion, by the help of more or less myth, which it takes more or...
Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its...
There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite...
That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could...
A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency...
Music is essentially useless, as is life.
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited
It is possible to be a master in false philosophy, easier, in fact, than to...
The Bible is a wonderful source of inspiration for those who don't understand it.
Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by...