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.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.
Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too...
The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any...
Bid, then, the tender light of faith to shine By which alone the mortal heart...
One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
The human mind is not rich enough to drive many horses abreast and wants one...
In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to...
For a man who has done his natural duty, death is as natural as sleep.
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
The God to whom depth in philosophy bring back men's minds is far from being...
The irrational in the human has something about it altogether repulsive and terrible, as we...
Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.
The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous...
Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous...
Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.
My friends, no matter how rough the road may be, we can and we will,...