The aim of life is some way of living, as flexible and gentle as human nature; so that ambition may stoop to kindness, and philosophy to condor and humor. Neither prosperity nor empire nor heaven can be worth winning at…
Quote by George Santayana
The God to whom depth in philosophy bring back men's minds is far from being...
There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite...
Oaths are the fossils of piety.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to...
We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we...
Memory itself is an internal rumour.
It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a...
A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection...
To understand one's self is the classic form of consolation; to delude one's self is...
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other...
Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived
The tide of evolution carries everything before it, thoughts no less than bodies, and persons...
Sanity is a madness put to good uses
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Music is essentially useless, as is life.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Habit is stronger than reason.
Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.