Oaths are the fossils of piety.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
The superiority of the distant over the present is only due to the mass and...
The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.
Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them...
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what...
Emotion is primarily about nothing and much of it remains about nothing to the end.
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its...
America is a young country with an old mentality.
The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any...
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is...
Man is as full of potentiality as he is of impotence
The God to whom depth in philosophy bring back men's minds is far from being...
The quality of wit inspires more admiration than confidence
One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear...
The more rational an institution is the less it suffers by making concessions to others.
The irrational in the human has something about it altogether repulsive and terrible, as we...
Knowledge is not eating, and we cannot expect to devour and possess what we mean....
Sanity is madness put to good use.