The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.
Quote by George Santayana
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
Philosophers are very severe towards other philosophers because they expect too much.
Habit is stronger than reason
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Nothing is inherently and invincibly young except spirit. And spirit can enter a human being...
Culture is on the horns of this dilemma: if profound and noble it must remain...
The Bible is literature, not dogma.
Each religion, by the help of more or less myth which it takes more or...
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the...
All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.
A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection...
Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to...
Oaths are the fossils of piety.
To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
Philosophers are as jealous as women; each wants a monopoly of praise
The diseases which destroy a man are no less natural than the instincts which preserve...
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who...
To be brief is almost a condition of being inspired.