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
Well-bred instinct meets reason halfway
Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts
To fight is a radical instinct; if men have nothing else to fight over they...
The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art.
The mind of the Renaissance was not a pilgrim mind, but a sedentary city mind,...
To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is...
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear...
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness
The tide of evolution carries everything before it, thoughts no less than bodies, and persons...
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who...
We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we...
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore,...
Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by...
In Greece wise men speak and fools decide.
Oaths are the fossils of piety.
The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk.
There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite...
The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact...