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
We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we...
To reform means to shatter one form and to create another; but the two sides...
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its...
In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to...
Sanity is a madness put to good uses
Sanity is a madness put to good use.
The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art.
When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always...
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
For a man who has done his natural duty, death is as natural as sleep.
Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and...
It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them...
Music is essentially useless, as is life.
The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.
The superiority of the distant over the present is only due to the mass and...
Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.
It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk.
America is a young country with an old mentality.
It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The...