The family is one of nature's masterpieces
Quote by George Santayana
Music is essentially useless, as is life.
The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness
One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
Well-bred instinct meets reason halfway
Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts.
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always...
Each religion, so dear to those whose life it sanctifies, and fulfilling so necessary a...
Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to...
To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is...
To drink in the spirit of a place you should be not only alone but...
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the...
In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to...
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its...
The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we...
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.
The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art.
Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to...