Nothing is really so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject.
Quote by George Santayana
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George Santayana Quotes
Before he sets out, the traveler must possess fixed interests and facilities to be served by travel.
Love is only half the illusion the lover, but not his love, is deceived.
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
Music is essentially useless, as life is.
Society is like the air; necessary to breathe, but insufficient to live on.
Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Happiness is the only sanction of life where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity.
My dad used to say, 'Just because you dress up in a coat and tie, it doesn't influence your intelligence.'
It's hard to tell with these Internet startups if they're really interested in building companies or if they're just interested in the money. I can tell you, though: If they don't really want to build a company, they won't luck into it. That's because it's so hard that if you don't have a passion, you'll give up.
I have not supported same-sex marriage. I have supported civil partnerships and contractual relationships.
I'm Jewish. I don't work out. If God had wanted us to bend over, He would have put diamonds on the floor.
The first time I see a jogger smiling, I'll consider it.
Thankfully, due to the United Kingdom and the commitment of the Westminster government we are able to ensure that money brought in, whether it be from the City of London or from North Sea oil, can be pooled and directed to wherever it is needed most. That is what being in the United Kingdom is all about.
I have no time for those who say there is no way Scotland could go it alone. I know first-hand the contribution Scotland and Scots make to Britain's success - so for me there's no question about whether Scotland could be an independent nation.
The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.
Well, just being stupid and politically incorrect doesn't work. You can be politically incorrect if you're smart.
It also allows you to look as though you're not particularly from the present, future or past, either.