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
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.
Great is this organism of mud and fire, terrible this vast, painful, glorious experiment
Memory itself is an internal rumour.
Oaths are the fossils of piety.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
Sanity is a madness put to good use.
The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it...
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact...
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is...
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
The aim of life is some way of living, as flexible and gentle as human...
The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous...
I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private...
By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer...
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency...
Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts...