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
A soul is but the last bubble of a long fermentation in the world.
My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only...
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
The superiority of the distant over the present is only due to the mass and...
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the...
To drink in the spirit of a place you should be not only alone but...
Half our standards come from our first masters, and the other half from our first...
What religion a man shall have is a historical accident, quite as much as what...
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived.
Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it.
The diseases which destroy a man are no less natural than the instincts which preserve...
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too...
Words are weapons, and it is dangerous in speculation, as in politics, to borrow them...
In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to...
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Philosophers are very severe towards other philosophers because they expect too much.
Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.
To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.