One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
Quote by George Santayana
Habit is stronger than reason.
Old places and old persons in their turn, when spirit dwells in them, have an...
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore,...
The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact...
Depression is rage spread thin.
The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any...
The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk.
Memory itself is an internal rumour.
Music is essentially useless, as is life.
The tendency to gather and to breed philosophers in universities does not belong to ages...
Philosophers are very severe towards other philosophers because they expect too much.
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to...
Oaths are the fossils of piety.
Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a...
The diseases which destroy a man are no less natural than the instincts which preserve...