What religion a man shall have is a historical accident, quite as much as what language he shall speak.
Quote by George Santayana
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
America is a young country with an old mentality.
The Bible is a wonderful source of inspiration for those who don't understand it.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved and it makes free those who...
It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
Real unselfishness consists in sharing the interests of others.
Sanity is madness put to good use.
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too...
Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is...
The superiority of the distant over the present is only due to the mass and...
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
The tendency to gather and to breed philosophers in universities does not belong to ages...
The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.
All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.
I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts...