Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical efforts to secure the desired end.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is...
Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men & women agree, it is...
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear...
Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
The tendency to gather and to breed philosophers in universities does not belong to ages...
The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
Habit is stronger than reason
We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we...
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.
Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to...
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
To reform means to shatter one form and to create another; but the two sides...
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl's complexion.
Time quickly puts an end to artificial and accidental fame
We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't...