Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Quote by George Santayana
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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.
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it.
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
To attempt to be religious without practicing a specific religion is as possible as attempting to speak without a specific language.
Happiness is the only sanction of life where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
That life is worth living is the most necessary of assumptions, and, were it not assumed, the most impossible of conclusions.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Before he sets out, the traveler must possess fixed interests and facilities to be served by travel.
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
My ultimate aim is to make euthanasia a positive experience.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
The deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.
It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.
I think that it's more likely that in my 60s and 70s I will be writing poetry rather than fiction.
My generation of bossy, confident, baby-boom women were something brand new in history. Our energy and assertiveness weren't created by Betty Friedan, unknown before her 1963 book, or by Gloria Steinem, whose political activism, as even the Lifetime profile admitted, did not begin until 1969.
You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
I turned to music originally because of my past and needing a release or an outlet to get out anger or frustration or hurt.