Those who speak most of progress measure it by quantity and not by quality.
Quote by George Santayana
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The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend.
Nothing is really so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject.
To attempt to be religious without practicing a specific religion is as possible as attempting to speak without a specific language.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval
Music is essentially useless, as life is but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions.
To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood.
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
It takes a wonderful brain and exquisite senses to produce a few stupid ideas.
Intolerance itself is a form of egoism, and to condemn egoism intolerantly is to share it.
Society is like the air; necessary to breathe, but insufficient to live on.
The United States and Israel have a unique relationship based on our mutual commitment to democracy, freedom, and peace. Therefore, just as our commitment to these principles must be steadfast, so must our support for Israel.
My father and he had one of those English friendships which begin by avoiding intimacies and eventually eliminate speech altogether.
I want a chainsaw very badly, because I think cutting down a tree would be unbelievably satisfying. I have asked for a chainsaw for my birthday, but I think I'll probably be given jewelry instead.
That's the real secret to job creation - not borrowing and spending more money in Washington.
I mean in the South African case, many of those who were part of death squads would have been respectable members of their white community, people who went to church on Sunday, every Sunday.
A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from the beginning of the world, and to have been making continual additions to his stock of knowledge in every century.
There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.
Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance.
I always had a really natural faith as a kid. Where I knew God existed and it felt very free and pretty wild and natural, and it wasn't religious.
Art is science made clear.