The tide of evolution carries everything before it, thoughts no less than bodies, and persons no less than nations
Quote by George Santayana
Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and...
My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only...
The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.
There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves.
Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces
Sanity is a madness put to good use.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Sanity is madness put to good use.
Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
Philosophers are very severe towards other philosophers because they expect too much.
It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a...
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
To fight is a radical instinct; if men have nothing else to fight over they...
A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection...
The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure,...
That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could...
To be brief is almost a condition of being inspired.
Society is like the air, necessary to breathe but insufficient to live on.