Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Quote by George Santayana
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who...
Old places and old persons in their turn, when spirit dwells in them, have an...
The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a...
Sanity is a madness put to good use.
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is...
Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only...
Language is like money, without which specific relative values may well exist and be felt,...
In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to...
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear...
Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the...
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited
In Greece wise men speak and fools decide.
Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts.
The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it...
It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a...