Life is not a spectacle or a feast it is a predicament.
Quote by George Santayana
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The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend.
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.
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Thse who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Sanity is a madness put to good use.
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
An ideal cannot wait for its realization to prove its validity.
Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
To attempt to be religious without practicing a specific religion is as possible as attempting to speak without a specific language.
America is a young country with an old mentality.
All living souls welcome whatsoever they are ready to cope with all else they ignore, or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible.
It's something we, guys, have all done. Made tapes for girls, trying to impress them, to meet them on a shared plane of aesthetics. Read them someone else's poetry because they do poetry better than you could do it, because you're too awkward to do it.
One has only as much morality as one has philosophy and poetry.
Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
I have three kids who like Harry Potter so I was sort of aware of it. You can't really move from it: it's on buses, in stores, it's everywhere. One of my kids has read the books the other two are too small but they like the movies.
In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar - a practice which is still continued.
Never be a food snob. Learn from everyone you meet - the fish guy at your market, the lady at the local diner, farmers, cheese makers. Ask questions, try everything and eat up!
There is an urgent need for a radical revision of our current concepts of the nature of consciousness and its relationship to matter and the brain.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.