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.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is...
Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts
For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its...
Man is as full of potentiality as he is of impotence
Habit is stronger than reason
The God to whom depth in philosophy bring back men's minds is far from being...
The human mind is not rich enough to drive many horses abreast and wants one...
Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.
The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art.
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.
The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous...
Each religion, by the help of more or less myth, which it takes more or...
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the...
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
The goal of war is peace, of business, leisure