To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts.
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear...
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the...
Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to...
Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
To understand one's self is the classic form of consolation; to delude one's self is...
By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer...
The Soul is the voice of the body's interests.
If pain could have cured us we should long ago have been saved.
To reform means to shatter one form and to create another; but the two sides...
It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a...
Each religion, so dear to those whose life it sanctifies, and fulfilling so necessary a...
Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a...
Oxford, the paradise of dead philosophies.