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
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.
Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part...
Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what...
There is no dunce like a mature dunce
Great is this organism of mud and fire, terrible this vast, painful, glorious experiment
The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend
All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore,...
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its...
In Greece wise men speak and fools decide.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.
What religion a man shall have is a historical accident, quite as much as what...
Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived
The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.
Oaths are the fossils of piety.
Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
No matter how many communes anybody invents, the family always creeps back
Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.
The surrounding environment is the best erudite master to teach us the fundamental laws of...