Music is essentially useless, as life is.
Quote by George Santayana
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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.
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
Those who speak most of progress measure it by quantity and not by quality.
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.
Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another people are friends in spots.
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
Society is like the air; necessary to breathe, but insufficient to live on.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
If you cannot work on the marriage or the women is a moron, staying married and cheating makes the most sense because divorce is disruptive to the family life and your bank account.
Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
Canadians know that the promise of a recession didn't happen because of anything we did here. If you look at all the causes of the recession, problems in mortgage markets, the problems in the banking sector, the problems in government finance in countries like Greece, none of those problems were in present Canada.
Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication.
The only words that ever satisfied me as describing Nature are the terms used in fairy books, charm, spell, enchantment. They express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery.
Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.
Columbus dreamed of an unknown shore at the rim of a far flung sky.