It is possible to be a master in false philosophy, easier, in fact, than to be a master in the truth, because a false philosophy can be made as simple and consistent as one pleases.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
Memory itself is an internal rumour.
Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk.
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them
The word experience is like a shrapnel shell, and bursts into a thousand meanings.
Real unselfishness consists in sharing the interests of others.
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its...
Sanity is a madness put to good use.
Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts
America is a young country with an old mentality.
Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part...
The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact...
The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it...
To be brief is almost a condition of being inspired.
Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and...
A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges...
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they...
Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to...