George Santayana Quotes

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never-build-your-emotional-life-on-the-weaknesses-of-others
an-artist-is-a-dreamer-consenting-to-dream-of-the-actual-world
the-family-is-one-of-natures-masterpieces
to-be-interested-in-the-changing-seasons-is-a-happier-state-of-mind-than-to-be-hopelessly-in-love-with-spring
wisdom-comes-by-disillusionment
almost-every-wise-saying-has-an-opposite-one-no-less-wise-to-balance-it
it-is-always-pleasant-to-be-urged-to-do-something-on-the-ground-that-one-can-do-it-well
advertising-is-the-modern-substitute-for-argument-its-function-is-to-make-the-worse-appear-the-better
nothing-can-be-meaner-than-the-anxiety-to-live-on-to-live-on-anyhow-and-in-any-shape
love-is-only-half-the-illusion-the-lover-but-not-his-love-is-deceived
half-our-standards-come-from-our-first-masters-and-the-other-half-from-our-first-loves
friendship-is-constant-in-all-other-things-save-in-the-office-and-affairs-of-love
culture-is-on-the-horns-of-this-dilemma-if-profound-and-noble-it-must-remain-rare-if-common-it-must-become-mean
theory-helps-us-to-bear-our-ignorance-of-facts
fashion-is-something-barbarous-for-it-produces-innovation-without-reason-and-imitation-without-benefit
nothing-can-so-pierce-the-soul-as-the-uttermost-sigh-of-the-body
let-a-man-once-overcome-his-selfish-terror-at-his-own-finitude-and-his-finitude-is-in-one-sense-overcome
nonsense-is-so-good-only-because-common-sense-is-so-limited
man-is-as-full-of-potentiality-as-he-is-of-impotence
progress-far-from-consisting-in-change-depends-on-retentiveness-those-who-cannot-remember-the-past-are-condemned-to-repeat-it
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
philosophers-are-as-jealous-as-women-each-wants-a-monopoly-of-praise
the-god-to-whom-depth-in-philosophy-bring-back-mens-minds-is-far-from-being-the-same-from-whom-a-little-philosophy-estranges-them
real-unselfishness-consists-in-sharing-the-interests-of-others
the-truth-is-cruel-but-it-can-be-loved-and-it-makes-free-those-who-love-it
tyrants-are-seldom-free-the-cares-and-the-instruments-of-their-tyranny-enslave-them
the-brute-necessity-of-believing-something-so-long-as-life-lasts-does-not-justify-any-belief-in-particular
sanity-is-madness-put-to-good-uses
there-is-no-dunce-like-a-mature-dunce
he-gave-the-world-another-world
columbus-found-a-world-and-had-no-chart-save-one-that-faith-deciphered-in-the-skies
to-drink-in-the-spirit-of-a-place-you-should-be-not-only-alone-but-unhurried
there-is-nothing-to-which-men-while-they-have-food-and-drink-cannot-reconcile-themselves
sanity-is-a-madness-put-to-good-uses
sanity-is-a-madness-put-to-good-use
the-tide-of-evolution-carries-everything-before-it-thoughts-no-less-than-bodies-and-persons-no-less-than-nations
the-bible-is-literature-not-dogma
what-religion-a-man-shall-have-is-a-historical-accident-quite-as-much-as-what-language-he-shall-speak
friends-are-generally-of-the-same-sex-for-when-men-women-agree-it-is-only-in-their-conclusions-their-reasons-are-always-different
friends-need-not-agree-in-everything-or-go-always-together-or-have-no-comparable-other-friendships-of-the-same-intimacy
the-loneliest-woman-in-the-world-is-a-woman-without-a-close-woman-friend
oaths-are-the-fossils-of-piety
chaos-is-a-name-for-any-order-that-produces-confusion-in-our-minds
science-is-nothing-but-developed-perception-interpreted-intent-common-sense-rounded-out-and-minutely-articulated
the-body-is-an-instrument-the-mind-its-function-the-witness-and-reward-of-its-operation
to-understand-ones-self-is-the-classic-form-of-consolation-to-delude-ones-self-is-the-romantic
the-highest-form-of-vanity-is-love-of-fame
the-quality-of-wit-inspires-more-admiration-than-confidence
a-man-is-morally-free-when-in-full-possession-of-his-living-humanity-he-judges-the-world-and-judges-other-men-with-uncompromising-sincerity
habit-is-stronger-than-reason
great-is-this-organism-of-mud-and-fire-terrible-this-vast-painful-glorious-experiment
the-human-mind-is-not-rich-enough-to-drive-many-horses-abreast-and-wants-one-general-scheme-under-which-it-strives-to-bring-everything
the-wisest-mind-has-something-yet-to-learn
the-soul-too-has-her-virginity-must-bleed-little-before-bearing-fruit-george-santayana
to-attempt-to-be-religious-without-practicing-specific-religion-is-as-possible-as-attempting-to-speak-without-specific-language-george-santayana
work-love-these-are-basics-waking-life-is-dream-controlled-george-santayana
music-is-essentially-useless-as-life-is-but-both-have-ideal-extension-which-lends-utility-to-its-conditions-george-santayana
life-is-judged-with-all-blindness-life-itself-george-santayana
tolerated-people-are-never-conciliated-they-live-on-but-aroma-their-life-is-lost-george-santayana
emotion-is-primarily-about-nothing-much-it-remains-about-nothing-to-end-george-santayana
the-bible-is-wonderful-source-inspiration-for-those-who-dont-understand-it-george-santayana
it-takes-wonderful-brain-exquisite-senses-to-produce-few-stupid-ideas-george-santayana
our-occasional-madness-is-less-wonderful-than-our-occasional-sanity-george-santayana
men-have-feverishly-conceived-heaven-only-to-find-it-insipid-hell-to-find-it-ridiculous-george-santayana
heaven-is-to-be-at-peace-with-things-george-santayana
truth-is-jewel-which-should-not-be-painted-over-but-it-may-be-set-to-advantage-shown-in-good-light-george-santayana
docility-is-observable-half-reason-george-santayana
nothing-you-can-lose-by-dying-is-half-as-precious-as-readiness-to-die-which-is-mans-charter-nobility-george-santayana
a-mans-memory-may-almost-become-art-continually-varying-misrepresenting-his-past-according-to-his-interest-in-present-george-santayana
mortality-has-its-compensations-one-is-that-all-evils-are-transitory-another-that-better-times-may-come-george-santayana
facts-are-all-accidents-they-all-might-have-been-different-they-all-may-become-different-they-may-all-collapse-altogether-george-santayana
philosophy-may-describe-unreasoning-as-it-may-describe-force-it-cannot-hope-to-refute-them-george-santayana
life-is-not-spectacle-feast-it-is-predicament-george-santayana