Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image, to be servants of their human interests.
Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.
Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to events or objects in the world.
Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors.
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the older man who will not laugh is a fool.
A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
George Santayana — quotes and aphorisms
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.
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.
Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.