The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms timidly, and struggles to the light amid…
Quote by George Santayana
Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the...
The Bible is a wonderful source of inspiration for those who don't understand it.
One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too...
Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts.
The dreamer can know no truth, not even about his dream, except by awaking out...
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited
Oaths are the fossils of piety.
Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.
To be brief is almost a condition of being inspired.
Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived
Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men & women agree, it is...
It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to...
History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who...
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the...
All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore,...
Society is like the air, necessary to breathe but insufficient to live on.
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or...