Peace from Within

vineri, septembrie 19, 2008

Happy Weekend!



“Men are simple things. They can survive a whole weekend with only three things: beer, boxer shorts and batteries for the remote control..” (Diana Jordan)

Robert Plant "Darkness, Darkness"



Darkness, Darkness by Jesse Colin Young

Darkness, Darkness, be my pillow,
Take my head and let me sleep
In the coolness of your shadow,
In the silence of your deep
Darkness, darkness, hide my yearning,
For the things I cannot see
Keep my mind from constant turning,
To the things I cannot be
Darkness, darkness, be my blanket,
Cover me with the endless night
Take away the pain of knowing, F
ill the emptiness with light
Emptiness with light now

Darkness, darkness, long and lonesome,
Is the day that brings me here
I have felt the edge of sadness,
I have known the depths of fear
Darkness, darkness, be my blanket,
Cover me with the endless night
Take away this pain of knowing,
Fill this emptiness with light now
Emptiness with light now

Darkness, darkness, be my blanket,
Cover me with the endless night
Take away this pain of knowing,
Fill this emptiness with light now
Oh with light now.
Darkness, Darkness, be my pillow,
Take my head and let me sleep
In the coolness of your shadow,
In the silence of your deep
In the silence of your deep
In the - oh oh yeah
In the summer baby
come on come on come on baby...

joi, septembrie 18, 2008

Friends in Time

A Couple in The Sunset-2, Fuji Beach

Friends In Time

You've always been here with me
And in your eyes, baby I can see
It's my reflection
Doubles the truth
And what it tells me is that I belong to you

And when we pass each other once again
Then I will recognise my true friend
And we are two friends lost in time
When your eyes are passing mine
I see we've been through so much in our lives
We are two friends so in love
THROUGH time we've been together, oh baby,
We're true friends in time.

My little sister, where did you go?
And what is in your face that shows?
A story BURRIED deep and strong
But that's a secret
One that we kept for so long.

To say our love would be a lie
But what other word doesn't die
We are two friends lost in time
When your eyes are passing mine
I feel we've been through so much in our lives.
We are two friends so in love
THROUGH time we've been together, oh darling,
We're true friends in time.

So come on…

O stea numita STEFAN IORDACHE



Intoarce-te si mai priveste o data!

Ştefan Iordache (n. 3 februarie 1941, Bucuresti, Cartierul Rahova, d. 14 septembrie 2008, Viena) a fost un actor român de teatru şi film. Pentru rolul său în filmul Glissando regizat de Mircea Daneliuc în 1984 a primit premiul ACIN pentru interpretare masculină.

Ştefan Iordache s-a stins din viaţă la 14 septembrie 2008 într-un spital din Viena în urma unui stop cardio-respirator. Actorul suferea de leucemie.

Ticalosii (2007) .... Didi Sfiosu
Faraonul (2004)


Omul zilei (1997)
... aka The Man of the Day (International: English title)
Eu Adam (1996)
... aka Eu sunt Adam (Romania)
... aka My Name Is Adam
Cel mai iubit dintre pamînteni (1993) .... Victor Petrini
... aka The Earth's Most Beloved Son
Oglinda (1993)
... aka Începutul adevarului (Romania)
... aka The Mirror (International: English title: literal title)
Hotel de lux (1992)
... aka Luxury Hotel (Europe: English title)
Cei care platesc cu viata (1991) .... Serban Saru-Sinesti
... aka Those Who Pay with Their Lives
Noiembrie, ultimul bal (1989)
... aka The Last Ball in November
Printul negru (1988) (TV)
Clipa de ragaz, O (1986)
... aka A Spare Moment (International: English title)
Ciuleandra (1985)
Glissando (1985)
Concurs (1982)
... aka Contest (USA: literal English title)
... aka Orienteering (USA: subtitle)
De ce trag clopotele, Mitica? (1981) .... Mitica
... aka Why Are the Bells Ringing, Mitica?
Inghititorul de sabii (1981)
Intoarce-te si mai priveste o data (1981)
... aka Turn Back and Look Again
Pruncul, petrolul si Ardelenii (1981) .... Johnny Brad
... aka The Oil, the Baby and the Transylvanians
Buna seara, Irina (1980)
... aka Good Evening, Irina (International: English title)
Bietul Ioanide (1979)
... aka Memories from an Old Chest of Drawers
Avaria (1978)
Doctorul Poenaru (1978) .... The Lawyer
... aka Doctor Poenaru
Editie speciala (1978)
... aka Special Issue
Proprietarii (1973)
... aka The Owners
Adio, draga Nela! (1972)
Film cu o fata fermecatoare, Un (1966)
... aka A Charming Girl
Calea Victoriei sau cheia visurilor (1965)
Gaudeamus igitur (1965)
Strainul (1964) .... Andrei Sabin
... aka The Stranger

marți, septembrie 16, 2008

Love by Osho

* Love without clinging
* Let go of expectations, rules, and demands
* Free yourself from the fear of being alone
* Be fully present in your relationships
* Keep your love fresh and alive
* Become a life partner with whom someone could continue to grow and change
* Surrender your ego so you can surrender to love


love quotes 24

duminică, septembrie 14, 2008

Buddhist Prayer

Buddhist Monks in SF, CA

Let all things be healthy,
Let all things be peaceful,
Be sure to count your blessings at least once a day.

Forgive those that have hurt you,
And those that have offended you,

But forgive yourself for what you have done,
And let go of what you have failed to do.

That which is done there is no need to speak of,
That which is past there’s no need to blame.

Have self-control, self-knowledge, self-respect,
The courage to dare,
Be tranquil, the light of intelligence will shine.

Strive to make the spot where you stand beautiful.
Then beauty and harmony will follow you
In all your ways and through all your days.

Buddhist prayer shared by Dang Jian-Wei, Beijing, China

Vegetable Statues (Garden Statues)

"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly." (Henri Bergson)

Vegetable Art

My hand is the extension of the thinking process - the creative process. (Tadao Ando)


sâmbătă, septembrie 13, 2008

Spa & Moods - New Morning

Boomp3.com

Let all things be healthy,
Let all things be peaceful,
Be sure to count your blessings at least once a day.

Forgive those that have hurt you,
And those that have offended you,

But forgive yourself for what you have done,
And let go of what you have failed to do.

That which is done there is no need to speak of,
That which is past there’s no need to blame.

Have self-control, self-knowledge, self-respect,
The courage to dare,
Be tranquil, the light of intelligence will shine.

Strive to make the spot where you stand beautiful.
Then beauty and harmony will follow you
In all your ways and through all your days.

Buddhist prayer shared by Dang Jian-Wei, Beijing, China

miercuri, septembrie 10, 2008

Rainy Day



Janel Parrish

Rainy Day

I wake up in the morning
Remember that you're gone
I wondered where the sun went
The rain is falling now

And I'm awake on this
Rainy day and I'm
Watching as my tears fall down the window pane
Yeah Yeah
Didn't I baby
Treat you right?
And I watch the rain it makes us pure again
yeah yeah yeah yeah

I tried to come and see you
But you wont let me in
I know we've had our moments
But can we start again?

Cuz I'm awake on this
Rainy day and I'm
Watching as my tears fall down the window pane
Yeah yeah
Didn't I baby
Treat you right?
And I watch the rain it makes us pure again
yeah yeah yeah

And tell me how I'm gonna live without you
Feel like my world is falling apart
I watch the rain
Falling again
Wash away
Wash away

I'm awake on this
Rainy day and I'm
Watching as my tears fall down the window pane
Yeah yeah
Didn't I baby
Treat you right?
And I watch the rain it makes us pure again
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

Yeah yeah oh
oh

vineri, septembrie 05, 2008


Osho s-a nascut in Kuchawada, India, la 11 decembrie 1931; tatal sau a fost negustor de haine si apartinea religiei Jaina. In 1946, Osho are experienta primului sau satori. De-a lungul anilor experientele sale meditative au devenit din ce in ce mai profunde. La varsta de 21 de ani atinge iluminarea, cea mai inalta culme a constiintei omenesti. In acel moment, spune Osho, biografia lui exterioara a luat sfarsit; de atunci el a trait o stare de totala unitate cu legile intime ale existentei. In plan exterior si-a continuat studiile la Universitatea din Sagar, unde a absolvit cu onoruri Prima Clasa de Filozofie. A fost Campionul dezbaterilor pe intreaga Indie si a castigat Medalia de Aur. Dupa terminarea facultatii, este numit profesor de filozofie la Colegiul Sanskrit din Rajpur si apoi la Universitatea din Jabalpur. Intreprinde calatorii in intreaga Indie, vorbind in fata unui larg auditoriu si polemizand cu liderii religiosi in dezbateri publice. In 1966 Osho demisioneaza pentru a se dedica in intregime scopului de a initia omul modern in arta meditatiei. Incepe sa conduca tabere de meditatie; se adreseaza curent unor multimi de 20.000- 50.000 de persoane in cadrul adunarilor ce aveau loc in aer liber. In 1974 este inaugurat ashramul de la Poona. Influenta lui spirituala este de nivel mondial. Grupurile de terapie existente in jurul lui Osho in acea vreme combinau tehnicile meditative din Orient cu psihoterapia occidentala. Cuvantul "Osho" provine din japoneza veche : "O" inseamna "cu multa recunostinta, iubire, gratitudine" dar si "echilibru, armonie". "Sho" inseamna "extinderea multidimensionala a constiintei" si "total binecuvantat de existenta". Osho si-a parasit corpul la 19 ianuarie 1990; fara sa fie resemnat sau fatalist, el a explicat discipolilor sai ca: "existenta a hotarat ca i-a venit timpul". Pentru el devenise limpede ca a ramane in limitele trupului nu era lucrul cel mai important pentru dezvoltarea operei sale. Inainte de a muri, a mai spus: "Va las visul meu."

"Există oameni care sunt cu înverşunare împotriva mea. Nu m-au văzut vreodată, nu au citit nici o carte de-a mea, nu m-au ascultat niciodată, nu ştiu ce fac şi totuşi sunt cu înverşunare împotriva mea. Uneori este surprinzător. Chiar şi pentru a fi împotrivă trebuie ca mai întâi să fii aproape, să cunoşti, să priveşti, să observi. Ei nu m-au văzut vreodată. Dacă ne-am întâlni pe stradă ar trece pe lângă mine deşi mă urăsc de moarte.(…)Este un fenomen extrem de rar că sunt condamnat de creştini, hinduşi, mahomedani, jainişti, evrei, de toată lumea. Sunt condamnat de aşa zişii religioşi, de politicieni, de jurnalişti, de oamenii de cultură, de scriitori, de critici, de toţi cei care fac parte din CONSPIRAŢIA ÎMPOTRIVA OMULUI". (Osho, Autobiografie)

Presa l-a urat, l-a criticat, era numit "Gurul oamenilor bogaţi", "Gurul Rolls-Royce-urilor". Iata cum trata Osho toate calomniile aparute in presa: "Aşa funcţionează mintea. Dacă ceva este scris oamenii îl cred imediat. Cuvântul scris sau tipărit are o putere hipnotică. Dacă ceva este împotriva scripturilor veniţi imediat la mine şi îmi spuneţi că nu este scris în Biblie, ca şi cum scriind ceva, acel lucru devine adevărat. Şi dacă nu este scris în Biblie, ce? Înseamnă doar că nu este scris în Biblie, iar Biblia poate fi completată, scrieţi-l voi! La fel este şi cu ziarele. Oamenii cred toate prostiile scrise de ziare gândind că dacă este scris trebuie să fie adevărat."

Osho a fost si ramane un personaj controversat, dar operele sale deschid si astazi minti, ne indeamna spre lumina spirituala, ne deschide o usa grea pe care n-o vazusem niciodata cu toate ca ea exista in fata noastra. Zidul era negru, usa era neagra, totul se unifica intr-un intuneric tuci, impenetrabil parca si lipsit de surprize, numai ca OSHO, a reusit sa spulbere intunericul din mintile noastre si sa ne aduca lumina, claritate, intelepciuune. Ce este foarte important la OSHO? Dupa ce citesti sau vizionezi cateva discursuri, ajungi sa-ti pui intrebari in tacere! Intrebarile acestea isi vor gasi cu siguranta raspunsul in noi, daca nu azi, maine sau foarte aproape. Ideea este ca pana la OSHO nici nu ne gandeam la o asemenea viziune asupra tuturor lucrurilor vazute si nevazute. Osho ne-a deschis calea spre ceea ce suntem astazi si vom fi maine. Pentru toate acestea ii multumesc lui OSHO!

Alice Gomez, Eric Casillas, Native Flute Ensemble - Council Of The Flocks

Council Of The Flocks - Alice Gomez, Eric Casillas, Native Flute Ensemble...

Reprimarea este să trăieşti o viaţă pe care nu trebuia s-o trăieşti,
să faci lucruri pe care n-ai vrut niciodată să le faci,
să fii ceea ce nu eşti.

Reprimarea este autodistrugere.
Este sinucidere, lentă, desigur,
dar foarte sigură, este o otrăvire gradată.

joi, septembrie 04, 2008

Time...



But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day. (Benjamin Disraeli)
Angels on the Moon - Thriving Ivory

Lyrics to Angels On The Moon :

Do you dream, that the world will know your name
So tell me your name
Do you care, about all the little things or anything at all?
I wanna feel, all the chemicals inside I wanna feel
I wanna sunburn, just to know that I'm alive
To know I'm alive

Don't tell me if I'm dying, cause I don't wanna know
If I can't see the sun, maybe I should go
Don't wake me cause I'm dreaming, of angels on the moon
Where everyone you know, never leaves too soon

Do you believe, in the day that you were born
Tell me do you believe?
Do you know, that everyday's the first of the rest of your life

Don't tell me if I'm dying, cause I don't wanna know
If I can't see the sun, maybe I should go
Don't wake me cause I'm dreaming, of angels on the moon
Where everyone you know, never leaves too soon

This is to one last day in the shadows
And to know a brother's love
This is to New York City angels
And the rivers of our blood
This is to all of us, to all of us

Don't tell me if I'm dying, cause I don't wanna know
If I can't see the sun, maybe I should go
Don't wake me cause I'm dreaming, of angels on the moon
Where everyone you know, never leaves too soon

You can tell me all your thoughts, about the stars that fill polluted skies
And show me where you run to, when no one's left to take your side
But don't tell me where the road ends, cause I just don't wanna know, No I don't wanna know

Don't tell me if I'm dying
Don't tell me if I'm dying
Don't tell me if I'm dying

luni, septembrie 01, 2008

Brain Quotes by George Santayana
















A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
George Santayana

A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption; it is not a symbol, but a fraud.
George Santayana

A man's feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
George Santayana

A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
George Santayana

A soul is but the last bubble of a long fermentation in the world.
George Santayana

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.
George Santayana

Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.
George Santayana

All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore, or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible.
George Santayana

All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.
George Santayana

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
George Santayana

America is a young country with an old mentality.
George Santayana

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
George Santayana

Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.
George Santayana

Bid, then, the tender light of faith to shine By which alone the mortal heart is led Unto the thinking of the thought divine.
George Santayana

By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer do not occur to him at all.
George Santayana

Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
George Santayana

Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.
George Santayana

Depression is rage spread thin.
George Santayana

Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous people for friends, have for friends the best of men.
George Santayana

Each religion, by the help of more or less myth, which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny.
George Santayana

Emotion is primarily about nothing and much of it remains about nothing to the end.
George Santayana

Experience seems to most of us to lead to conclusions, but empiricism has sworn never to draw them.
George Santayana

Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
George Santayana

Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
George Santayana

Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
George Santayana

For a man who has done his natural duty, death is as natural as sleep.
George Santayana

For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
George Santayana

Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree,it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different.
George Santayana

Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy.
George Santayana

Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another; people are friends in spots.
George Santayana

Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
George Santayana

Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors.
George Santayana

Habit is stronger than reason.
George Santayana

Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
George Santayana

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there.
George Santayana

I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.
George Santayana

I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private wealth I should decline, or any sort of personal possessions, because they would take away my liberty.
George Santayana

If pain could have cured us we should long ago have been saved.
George Santayana

In Greece wise men speak and fools decide.
George Santayana

Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.
George Santayana

Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it.
George Santayana

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.
George Santayana

It is always pleasant to be urged to do something on the ground that one can do it well.
George Santayana

It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a prig.
George Santayana

It is possible to be a master in false philosophy, easier, in fact, than to be a master in the truth, because a false philosophy can be made as simple and consistent as one pleases.
George Santayana

It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands.
George Santayana

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
George Santayana

Knowledge is not eating, and we cannot expect to devour and possess what we mean. Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.
George Santayana

Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.
George Santayana

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
George Santayana

Language is like money, without which specific relative values may well exist and be felt, but cannot be reduced to a common denominator.
George Santayana

Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own infinitude, and his infinitude is, in one sense, overcome.
George Santayana

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

Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to make his children happier; and this pathetic hope is behind many exertions.
George Santayana

Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to events or objects in the world.
George Santayana

Music is essentially useless, as is life.
George Santayana

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.
George Santayana

Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.
George Santayana

Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
George Santayana

Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
George Santayana

Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.
George Santayana

Oaths are the fossils of piety.
George Santayana

One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
George Santayana

Oxford, the paradise of dead philosophies.
George Santayana

Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.
George Santayana

Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
George Santayana

Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
George Santayana

Philosophers are very severe towards other philosophers because they expect too much.
George Santayana

Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical efforts to secure the desired end.
George Santayana

Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.
George Santayana

Sanity is a madness put to good use.
George Santayana

Sanity is a madness put to good uses; waking life is a dream controlled.
George Santayana

Sanity is madness put to good use.
George Santayana

Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
George Santayana

Society is like the air, necessary to breathe but insufficient to live on.
George Santayana

That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could be on so great a subject.
George Santayana

The Bible is a wonderful source of inspiration for those who don't understand it.
George Santayana

The Bible is literature, not dogma.
George Santayana

The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.
George Santayana

The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact measure of his importance and dignity.
George Santayana

The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer.
George Santayana

The diseases which destroy a man are no less natural than the instincts which preserve him.
George Santayana

The dreamer can know no truth, not even about his dream, except by awaking out of it.
George Santayana

The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it in the eternal.
George Santayana

The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.
George Santayana

The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
George Santayana

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
George Santayana

The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
George Santayana

The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
George Santayana

The irrational in the human has something about it altogether repulsive and terrible, as we see in the maniac, the miser, the drunkard or the ape.
George Santayana

The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art.
George Santayana

The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
George Santayana

The mind of the Renaissance was not a pilgrim mind, but a sedentary city mind, like that of the ancients.
George Santayana

The more rational an institution is the less it suffers by making concessions to others.
George Santayana

The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous in old age.
George Santayana

The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character.
George Santayana

The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk.
George Santayana

The Soul is the voice of the body's interests.
George Santayana

The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.
George Santayana

The tendency to gather and to breed philosophers in universities does not belong to ages of free and humane reflection: it is scholastic and proper to the Middle Ages and to Germany.
George Santayana

The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it.
George Santayana

The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
George Santayana

The word experience is like a shrapnel shell, and bursts into a thousand meanings.
George Santayana

The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery and the contradiction of what it is pretending to be.
George Santayana

The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
George Santayana

The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the older man who will not laugh is a fool.
George Santayana

Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts.
George Santayana

There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far.
George Santayana

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
George Santayana

There is no cure for birth or death save to enjoy the interval.
George Santayana

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
George Santayana

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana

To be brief is almost a condition of being inspired.
George Santayana

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

To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.
George Santayana

To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood.
George Santayana

To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.
George Santayana

To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
George Santayana

To reform means to shatter one form and to create another; but the two sides of this act are not always equally intended nor equally successful.
George Santayana

Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.
George Santayana

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.
George Santayana

Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
George Santayana

When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always different.
George Santayana

Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
George Santayana