The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact measure of his importance and dignity
Quote by George Santayana
The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.
There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite...
My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only...
Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it.
The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure,...
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the...
The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous...
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency...
Nothing is inherently and invincibly young except spirit. And spirit can enter a human being...
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
Philosophers are as jealous as women; each wants a monopoly of praise
Memory itself is an internal rumour.
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them
The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact...
Half our standards come from our first masters, and the other half from our first...
Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical efforts to secure the desired end.
The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art.
It is possible to be a master in false philosophy, easier, in fact, than to...