Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could...
Music is essentially useless, as is life.
Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it.
What religion a man shall have is a historical accident, quite as much as what...
Philosophers are as jealous as women; each wants a monopoly of praise
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore,...
Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is...
The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any...
If pain could have cured us we should long ago have been saved.
Half our standards come from our first masters, and the other half from our first...
Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who...
History is the study of lies, anyway, because no witness ever recalls events with total...
History is a relay of revolutions.