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
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Those who cannot remember the past...
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer...
The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them
Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness
The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous...
Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is...
A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection...
Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived.
The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.
Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.