Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Quote by George Santayana
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Before he sets out, the traveler must possess fixed interests and facilities to be served by travel.
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Thse who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colors of life in all their purity.
I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.
Society is like the air; necessary to breathe, but insufficient to live on.
It takes a wonderful brain and exquisite senses to produce a few stupid ideas.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval
The need of exercise is a modern superstition, invented by people who ate too much and had nothing to think about.
Life is not a spectacle or a feast it is a predicament.
For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old-fashioned.
The past is an old armchair in the attic, the present an ominous ticking sound, and the future is anybody's guess.
Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
The advantage of the internet is that it has taken away the charade of politics. China has heard of democracy and people know about certain concepts they wouldn't have previously.
Language is the dress of thought.
When people align around shared political, social, economic or environmental values, and take collective action, thinking and behavior that compromises the lives of millions of people around the world can truly change.
Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.
Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
As the tension eases, we must look in the direction of agriculture, industry and education as our final goals, and toward democracy under Mr Mubarak.
In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.