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
The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous...
Philosophers are very severe towards other philosophers because they expect too much.
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is...
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to...
Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own infinitude, and his infinitude...
Music is essentially useless, as is life.
In Greece wise men speak and fools decide.
Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its...
Philosophers are as jealous as women; each wants a monopoly of praise
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the...
The aim of life is some way of living, as flexible and gentle as human...
The family is one of nature's masterpieces
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to...
What religion a man shall have is a historical accident, quite as much as what...
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.
Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it.