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
Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous...
A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection...
By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer...
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
Philosophers are very severe towards other philosophers because they expect too much.
The God to whom depth in philosophy bring back men's minds is far from being...
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who...
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them
Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
The Bible is literature, not dogma.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
Bid, then, the tender light of faith to shine By which alone the mortal heart...
The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
The Bible is a wonderful source of inspiration for those who don't understand it.
Music is essentially useless, as is life.
The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its...