The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is...
Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact...
The aim of life is some way of living, as flexible and gentle as human...
The family is one of nature's masterpieces
To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
The superiority of the distant over the present is only due to the mass and...
Oxford, the paradise of dead philosophies.
The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always...
Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.
Real unselfishness consists in sharing the interests of others.
Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical efforts to secure the desired end.
Music is essentially useless, as is life.
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection...
The Bible is a wonderful source of inspiration for those who don't understand it.
Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.