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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There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another people are friends in spots.
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
Society is like the air; necessary to breathe, but insufficient to live on.
To be an American is of itself almost a moral condition, an education, and a career.
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.
That life is worth living is the most necessary of assumptions, and, were it not assumed, the most impossible of conclusions.
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.
Leadership - leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.
Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman it depends on how much happiness you can handle.
Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism have reduced the pace of military transformation and have revealed our lack of preparation for defensive and stability operations. This Administration has overextended our military.
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
On Sunday morning, I'm not nervous... I can't wait to tell what God wants me to say.
Let's just do what is right for the American people. And those of us who are involved in politics and government know that our responsibility is to the American people, that we have a responsibility to find our common ground, to seek it and to find it.
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge fitter for execution than for counsel and more fit for new projects than for settled business.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
Conscience is God present in man.