The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it in the eternal.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
Music is essentially useless, as is life.
Depression is rage spread thin.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces
The superiority of the distant over the present is only due to the mass and...
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what...
America is a young country with an old mentality.
To fight is a radical instinct; if men have nothing else to fight over they...
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
To understand one's self is the classic form of consolation; to delude one's self is...
The quality of wit inspires more admiration than confidence
The human mind is not rich enough to drive many horses abreast and wants one...
Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover...
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear...
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is...
Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical efforts to secure the desired end.
The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
Emotion is primarily about nothing and much of it remains about nothing to the end.