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
The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
The quality of wit inspires more admiration than confidence
To understand one's self is the classic form of consolation; to delude one's self is...
The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it...
To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore,...
Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to...
One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
Emotion is primarily about nothing and much of it remains about nothing to the end.
The dreamer can know no truth, not even about his dream, except by awaking out...
For a man who has done his natural duty, death is as natural as sleep.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses
Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own infinitude, and his infinitude...
I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private...
Nothing is inherently and invincibly young except spirit. And spirit can enter a human being...
Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men & women agree, it is...
The family is one of nature's masterpieces
All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.
The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk.
To be brief is almost a condition of being inspired.