Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to make his children happier; and this pathetic hope is behind many exertions.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
To be brief is almost a condition of being inspired.
Depression is rage spread thin.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
Man is as full of potentiality as he is of impotence
Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
Philosophers are as jealous as women; each wants a monopoly of praise
To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite...
We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we...
Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical efforts to secure the desired end.
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its...
Real unselfishness consists in sharing the interests of others.
Nothing is inherently and invincibly young except spirit. And spirit can enter a human being...
At middle age the soul should be opening up like a rose, not closing up...
In the decline of life shame and grief are of short duration; whether it be...
I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old...