Love is only half the illusion the lover, but not his love, is deceived.
Quote by George Santayana
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The need of exercise is a modern superstition, invented by people who ate too much and had nothing to think about.
Nothing is really so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject.
A child only educated at school is an uneducated child.
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.
An ideal cannot wait for its realization to prove its validity.
For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old-fashioned.
I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.
To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood.
Half our standards come from our first masters, and the other half from our first loves.
Society is like the air; necessary to breathe, but insufficient to live on.
Parenting is one of the hardest jobs on earth.
Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon.
He who keeps his cool best wins.
All men are equal before fish.
Speak the truth, do not yield to anger give, if thou art asked for little by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart.
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
The result justifies the deed.