The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk.
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.
By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer...
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its...
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Half our standards come from our first masters, and the other half from our first...
Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts
Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to...
Knowledge is not eating, and we cannot expect to devour and possess what we mean....
The Soul is the voice of the body's interests.
Oaths are the fossils of piety.
Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is...
Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and...
Great is this organism of mud and fire, terrible this vast, painful, glorious experiment
My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only...
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
When a man is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has a chance to learn something
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem....
The graces once made up their mind - A shrine inviolate to find: And thus...