Philosophers are as jealous as women; each wants a monopoly of praise
Quote by George Santayana
My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only...
The family is one of nature's masterpieces
There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves.
The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it...
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved and it makes free those who...
The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact...
Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.
Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
To understand one's self is the classic form of consolation; to delude one's self is...
The Bible is literature, not dogma.
The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk.
Culture is on the horns of this dilemma: if profound and noble it must remain...
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its...
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the...
Depression is rage spread thin.
To fight is a radical instinct; if men have nothing else to fight over they...
It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The...
Society is like the air, necessary to breathe but insufficient to live on.
The Soul is the voice of the body's interests.