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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America is a young country with an old mentality.
Intolerance itself is a form of egoism, and to condemn egoism intolerantly is to share it.
Those who speak most of progress measure it by quantity and not by quality.
Love is only half the illusion the lover, but not his love, is deceived.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colors of life in all their purity.
Music is essentially useless, as life is but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions.
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.
It takes a wonderful brain and exquisite senses to produce a few stupid ideas.
Society is like the air; necessary to breathe, but insufficient to live on.
Mediocre men work at their best men seeking excellence strive to do better.
Design can never be an ultimate explanation for anything. It can only be a proximate explanation. A plane or a car is explained by a designer but that's because the designer himself, the engineer, is explained by natural selection.
Men and women of every faith and good people with none at all sincerely strive to do right and lead a purpose-driven life.
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Screaming at children over their grades, especially to the point of the child's tears, is child abuse, pure and simple. It's not funny and it's not good parenting. It is a crushing, scarring, disastrous experience for the child. It isn't the least bit funny.
I have a big problem with piped music. I like either silence or to listen to it properly.
If you are not ready to stomach the foolishness of a man, then remain single for life.
Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity.
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Surely being a Professional Beauty - let alone an ageing one - is one of the most insecure and doomed careers imaginable.