It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to.
Quote by George Santayana
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or...
Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are
Sanity is a madness put to good use.
The superiority of the distant over the present is only due to the mass and...
To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any...
The more rational an institution is the less it suffers by making concessions to others.
It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a...
The tide of evolution carries everything before it, thoughts no less than bodies, and persons...
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Knowledge is not eating, and we cannot expect to devour and possess what we mean....
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived.
The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it...
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too...
To believe in luck - is skepticism
The fundamental idea of modern capitalism is not the right of the individual to possess...