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
Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous...
Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.
Great is this organism of mud and fire, terrible this vast, painful, glorious experiment
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or...
The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery...
The quality of wit inspires more admiration than confidence
Man is as full of potentiality as he is of impotence
All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.
History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who...
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the...
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.
I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts...
Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men & women agree, it is...
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is...
To fight is a radical instinct; if men have nothing else to fight over they...
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own infinitude, and his infinitude...
Sanity is a madness put to good use.