The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact measure of his importance and dignity.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
There is no dunce like a mature dunce
The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend
Great is this organism of mud and fire, terrible this vast, painful, glorious experiment
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is...
Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a...
Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
Nothing can be meaner than the anxiety to live on, to live on anyhow and...
The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
America is a young country with an old mentality.
Bid, then, the tender light of faith to shine By which alone the mortal heart...
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who...
The human mind is not rich enough to drive many horses abreast and wants one...
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited
I don't know why it is that the religious never ascribe common sense to God
Difficulties indeed sometimes arise; but common sense and honest intentions will generally steer through them.
I have great confidence in the common sense of mankind in general.