Old places and old persons in their turn, when spirit dwells in them, have an intrinsic vitality of which youth is incapable, precisely, the balance and wisdom that come from long perspectives and broad foundations
Quote by George Santayana
Depression is rage spread thin.
Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.
The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it...
Habit is stronger than reason
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
To fight is a radical instinct; if men have nothing else to fight over they...
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who...
Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part...
The quality of wit inspires more admiration than confidence
Each religion, so dear to those whose life it sanctifies, and fulfilling so necessary a...
Oaths are the fossils of piety.
Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men & women agree, it is...
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to...
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the...
Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
In Greece wise men speak and fools decide.