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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An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
Intolerance itself is a form of egoism, and to condemn egoism intolerantly is to share it.
It takes a wonderful brain and exquisite senses to produce a few stupid ideas.
The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend.
Love is only half the illusion the lover, but not his love, is deceived.
Music is essentially useless, as life is.
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.
Life is not a spectacle or a feast it is a predicament.
I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.
I don't have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.
Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.
We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God's.
The psychical, whatever its nature may be, is itself unconscious.
There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.
You get the health benefits of coffee up through about the first twenty-four ounces. It's the biggest source of antioxidants for Americans, and we think it helps prevent Alzheimer's and Parkinson's as well.
Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
The sad truth is that the civil rights movement cannot be reborn until we identify the causes of black suffering, some of them self-inflicted. Why can't black leaders organize rallies around responsible sexuality, birth within marriage, parents reading to their children and students staying in school and doing homework?