Knowledge is not eating, and we cannot expect to devour and possess what we mean. Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
Well-bred instinct meets reason halfway
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear...
Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.
Society is like the air, necessary to breathe but insufficient to live on.
All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.
There is no dunce like a mature dunce
Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and...
Each religion, by the help of more or less myth which it takes more or...
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Those who cannot remember the past...
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too...
Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
In Greece wise men speak and fools decide.
A soul is but the last bubble of a long fermentation in the world.
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
Half our standards come from our first masters, and the other half from our first...
Old places and old persons in their turn, when spirit dwells in them, have an...
The diseases which destroy a man are no less natural than the instincts which preserve...
The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it...
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.