It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.
Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
The Bible is literature, not dogma.
The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact...
The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend
A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency...
The God to whom depth in philosophy bring back men's minds is far from being...
Words are weapons, and it is dangerous in speculation, as in politics, to borrow them...
All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.
Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous...
Old places and old persons in their turn, when spirit dwells in them, have an...
The word experience is like a shrapnel shell, and bursts into a thousand meanings.
One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves.
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to...
It is possible to be a master in false philosophy, easier, in fact, than to...
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment, which leads naturally to self-pity, which...
Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment.
The Chinese, who know more about wisdom than any other race, designate the wise by...