It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a prig.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts...
What religion a man shall have is a historical accident, quite as much as what...
Music is essentially useless, as is life
Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it.
Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived.
Oxford, the paradise of dead philosophies.
Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts.
To fight is a radical instinct; if men have nothing else to fight over they...
Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.
A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency...
Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
Sanity is a madness put to good use.
The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk.
Oaths are the fossils of piety.
Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own infinitude, and his infinitude...
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them
Each religion, so dear to those whose life it sanctifies, and fulfilling so necessary a...
We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we...
You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So...
Why is it that, as we grow older, we are so reluctant to change? It...
When you live with another person for 50 years, all of your memories are invested...