Music is essentially useless, as life is.
Quote by George Santayana
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Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
An ideal cannot wait for its realization to prove its validity.
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
Nothing is really so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject.
Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any belief in particular.
For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old-fashioned.
Music is essentially useless, as life is but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions.
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
Freedom. Freedom of religion. Freedom to speak their mind. Freedom to build a life. And yes, freedom to build a business. With their own hands. This is the essence of the American experience.
If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.
The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
Every cliche about kids is true they grow up so quickly, you blink and they're gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that's a joy.
Working moms commonly testify that they feel guilty when they are away from their children and guilty when they are not at their jobs. Devoted fathers certainly miss their children deeply, but it does not seem to be with the same gnawing, primal anxiety that often afflicts women.
Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.
I'm a mom - I'm lucky if I get to shower in the morning. Luckily, nail polish stays on my toes. I've been so bad on the upkeep, though.
I did stand-up comedy for 18 years. Ten of those years were spent learning, four years were spent refining, and four years were spent in wild success. I was seeking comic originality, and fame fell on me as a byproduct. The course was more plodding than heroic.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.