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.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited
In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to...
The Bible is literature, not dogma.
Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is...
The dreamer can know no truth, not even about his dream, except by awaking out...
Habit is stronger than reason
There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite...
The Soul is the voice of the body's interests.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.
If pain could have cured us we should long ago have been saved.
The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
To reform means to shatter one form and to create another; but the two sides...
Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
Knowledge is not eating, and we cannot expect to devour and possess what we mean....
A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection...
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working...
Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is...
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their...