For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection...
My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only...
Real unselfishness consists in sharing the interests of others.
Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact...
Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always...
Emotion is primarily about nothing and much of it remains about nothing to the end.
The irrational in the human has something about it altogether repulsive and terrible, as we...
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too...
All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what...
Man is as full of potentiality as he is of impotence
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own finitude, and his finitude...
The more rational an institution is the less it suffers by making concessions to others.
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.
All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore,...
In Greece wise men speak and fools decide.