The diseases which destroy a man are no less natural than the instincts which preserve him.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The tide of evolution carries everything before it, thoughts no less than bodies, and persons...
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what...
My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only...
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
To drink in the spirit of a place you should be not only alone but...
Half our standards come from our first masters, and the other half from our first...
All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore,...
The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.
For a man who has done his natural duty, death is as natural as sleep.
There is no dunce like a mature dunce
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.
A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency...
The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it...
Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who...
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear...
Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.