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
It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The...
Music is essentially useless, as is life.
Bid, then, the tender light of faith to shine By which alone the mortal heart...
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore,...
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to...
I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts...
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
The Bible is literature, not dogma.
Philosophers are as jealous as women; each wants a monopoly of praise
My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only...
Half our standards come from our first masters, and the other half from our first...
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.
Love is a gift. You can't buy it, you can't find it, someone has to...
Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities -...
Every reader, if he has a strong mind, reads himself into the book, and amalgamates...