My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image, to be servants of their human interests.
Quote by George Santayana
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its...
The God to whom depth in philosophy bring back men's minds is far from being...
Depression is rage spread thin.
A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection...
In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to...
Each religion, so dear to those whose life it sanctifies, and fulfilling so necessary a...
For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
Habit is stronger than reason
Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and...
There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite...
Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Those who cannot remember the past...
To drink in the spirit of a place you should be not only alone but...
Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.
Sanity is madness put to good use.
History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who...
The Soul is the voice of the body's interests.
Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or...