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
Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous...
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who...
Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the...
There is no dunce like a mature dunce
The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges...
Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a...
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to...
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.
The more rational an institution is the less it suffers by making concessions to others.
Habit is stronger than reason
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
The superiority of the distant over the present is only due to the mass and...
A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection...
Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.
All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore,...
The Soul is the voice of the body's interests.