Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
Quote by George Santayana
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Half our standards come from our first masters, and the other half from our first loves.
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it.
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Thse who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old-fashioned.
Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand.
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
Society is like the air; necessary to breathe, but insufficient to live on.
We have to get control of our borders. You can only do that if you make companies obey the law and not hire undocumented or illegals. They can only do that is if they have a Social Security Card that has biometrics so they know whether the person is legal or not.
I don't read 'chick lit,' fantasy or science fiction but I'll give any book a chance if it's lying there and I've got half an hour to kill.
If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East.
The goal of all life is death.
Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education.
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
Form follows beauty.
It is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one's own personality. Good prose is like a windowpane.
Survival requires us to leave our prejudices at home. It's about doing whatever it takes - and ultimately those with the biggest heart will win.
I had the privilege of practicing medicine in the early '60s, before we had any government. It worked rather well, and there was nobody on the street suffering with no medical care.