Friday, August 23, 2013

#1064 Struggles to the light

Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.

Those who do not learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.

Prejudice is a great time saver. It enables you to form opinions without bothering to get the facts.

Wisdom comes by disillusionment.

The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms timidly, and struggles to the light amid the thorns.

Quotes by George Santayana 

- In what sense is life a predicament?
- How diversified are your interests?
- What wisdom have you gained through disillusionment?