We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible
Quote by George Santayana
History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who...
The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art.
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its...
For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
Sanity is madness put to good use.
Memory itself is an internal rumour.
The mind of the Renaissance was not a pilgrim mind, but a sedentary city mind,...
Well-bred instinct meets reason halfway
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved and it makes free those who...
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.
The diseases which destroy a man are no less natural than the instincts which preserve...
Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.
Nothing is inherently and invincibly young except spirit. And spirit can enter a human being...
Philosophers are very severe towards other philosophers because they expect too much.
Each religion, so dear to those whose life it sanctifies, and fulfilling so necessary a...
My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only...
Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to...
Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
Sanity is a madness put to good use.