The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
Quote by George Santayana
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A child only educated at school is an uneducated child.
Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another people are friends in spots.
Music is essentially useless, as life is.
The need of exercise is a modern superstition, invented by people who ate too much and had nothing to think about.
An ideal cannot wait for its realization to prove its validity.
For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old-fashioned.
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Thse who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Life is not a spectacle or a feast it is a predicament.
Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
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.
I'm not one of those who wants to purge our society of our Christian history.
The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.
I emphasize self-esteem, self-confidence, and dignity, not as an ideal, but as a real test of community organization. Without leadership development, community organizations do not have staying power.
It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
Art is not a thing it is a way.
Getting a family into work, supporting strong relationships, getting parents off drugs and out of debt - all this can do more for a child's well-being than any amount of money in out-of-work benefits.
Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.