The superiority of the distant over the present is only due to the mass and variety of the pleasures that can be suggested, compared with the poverty of those that can at any time be felt.
Quote by George Santayana
The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend
The Bible is a wonderful source of inspiration for those who don't understand it.
A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection...
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Half our standards come from our first masters, and the other half from our first...
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the...
To fight is a radical instinct; if men have nothing else to fight over they...
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.
My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only...
The irrational in the human has something about it altogether repulsive and terrible, as we...
There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves.
Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous...
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them
Music is essentially useless, as is life
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
The God to whom depth in philosophy bring back men's minds is far from being...
Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
Habit is stronger than reason.
Sanity is madness put to good use.