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
Great is this organism of mud and fire, terrible this vast, painful, glorious experiment
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part...
The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact...
My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only...
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too...
The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any...
A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection...
There is no dunce like a mature dunce
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is...
The human mind is not rich enough to drive many horses abreast and wants one...
Habit is stronger than reason.
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
The God to whom depth in philosophy bring back men's minds is far from being...
Each religion, so dear to those whose life it sanctifies, and fulfilling so necessary a...
Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.
Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts.
Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.