Society is like the air, necessary to breathe but insufficient to live on.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
The tendency to gather and to breed philosophers in universities does not belong to ages...
Philosophers are as jealous as women; each wants a monopoly of praise
There is no dunce like a mature dunce
The word experience is like a shrapnel shell, and bursts into a thousand meanings.
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or...
To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a...
Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear...
The Bible is a wonderful source of inspiration for those who don't understand it.
Culture is on the horns of this dilemma: if profound and noble it must remain...
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to...
Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
Each religion, by the help of more or less myth, which it takes more or...
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too...
The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.
For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.