Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
Quote by George Santayana
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Nothing is really so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject.
Life is not a spectacle or a feast it is a predicament.
America is a young country with an old mentality.
Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover about his taste, nor condemn him, if we are just, for knowing so human a passion.
A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity.
It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to.
Happiness is the only sanction of life where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
Society is like the air; necessary to breathe, but insufficient to live on.
Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another people are friends in spots.
For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old-fashioned.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.
Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments.
I don't wake up each morning saying, 'Oh, wow, it's me. I think I'm the cat's meow. I'm the best.'
The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity.
Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.
If the grace of God miraculously operates, it probably operates through the subliminal door.
Barack Obama doesn't believe in free enterprise. He's never going to admit it. For instance, he's never going to come straight out and say, 'If you own a business you didn't build it.' Alright, maybe he will.