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 highest form of vanity is love of fame.
The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk.
Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and...
Society is like the air, necessary to breathe but insufficient to live on.
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
Well-bred instinct meets reason halfway
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited
The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or...
The irrational in the human has something about it altogether repulsive and terrible, as we...
All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.
It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them...
We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we...
Each religion, by the help of more or less myth which it takes more or...
Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.
Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.
We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to...
Happiness, I do not know where to turn to discover you on earth, in the...