The irrational in the human has something about it altogether repulsive and terrible, as we see in the maniac, the miser, the drunkard or the ape.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.
For a man who has done his natural duty, death is as natural as sleep.
Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a...
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the...
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its...
Sanity is madness put to good use.
To be brief is almost a condition of being inspired.
When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always...
For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or...
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and...
Memory itself is an internal rumour.
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is...
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too...
The tendency to gather and to breed philosophers in universities does not belong to ages...
Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.
The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.