The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any belief in particular
Quote by George Santayana
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is...
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
Half our standards come from our first masters, and the other half from our first...
Each religion, by the help of more or less myth, which it takes more or...
Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own finitude, and his finitude...
Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.
Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.
One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.
To drink in the spirit of a place you should be not only alone but...
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the...
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to...
Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived
The Bible is literature, not dogma.
Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
America is a young country with an old mentality.
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.