The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.
Quote by George Santayana
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It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to.
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Nothing is really so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Intolerance itself is a form of egoism, and to condemn egoism intolerantly is to share it.
The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend.
Music is essentially useless, as life is but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions.
Before he sets out, the traveler must possess fixed interests and facilities to be served by travel.
Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.
Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
The most important thing in the world is family and love.
The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn't mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it.
Today I can announce a raft of reforms that we estimate could save over 2.5 million police hours every year. That's the equivalent of more than 1,200 police officer posts. These reforms are a watershed moment in policing. They show that we really mean business in busting bureaucracy.
For a creative writer possession of the 'truth' is less important than emotional sincerity.
It's not always been a happy marriage. I guess I wanted a quick fix.
But I was very, very lucky, and it was a wake up call as far as motorbikes are concerned. I never flirted with death on the bike, but now I'm totally convinced they're death machines.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language, and forthwith it is something entirely different.
You're basically the sum of all the experiences you've ever had, and they're sort of shaken up in you and reproduced in the things you create, and that includes seeing movies.
It is another's fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do not give. To find one thankful man, I will oblige a great many that are not so.