Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery...
A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection...
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the...
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved and it makes free those who...
There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite...
There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves.
To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover...
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it...
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
The more rational an institution is the less it suffers by making concessions to others.
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
To fight is a radical instinct; if men have nothing else to fight over they...
Oaths are the fossils of piety.
Habit is stronger than reason.
The mind of the Renaissance was not a pilgrim mind, but a sedentary city mind,...
It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The...