Music is essentially useless, as is life
Quote by George Santayana
Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover...
The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.
Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are
There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves.
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.
When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always...
The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery...
Philosophers are very severe towards other philosophers because they expect too much.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
Philosophers are as jealous as women; each wants a monopoly of praise
Oxford, the paradise of dead philosophies.
If pain could have cured us we should long ago have been saved.
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them
Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and...
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what...
That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could...
Music is essentially useless, as is life.