The mind of the Renaissance was not a pilgrim mind, but a sedentary city mind, like that of the ancients.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived
Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to...
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are
Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
The more rational an institution is the less it suffers by making concessions to others.
Sanity is a madness put to good use.
Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.
Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part...
The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any...
Philosophers are very severe towards other philosophers because they expect too much.
The superiority of the distant over the present is only due to the mass and...
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Sanity is madness put to good use.
We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we...
The Soul is the voice of the body's interests.
Depression is rage spread thin.
Old places and old persons in their turn, when spirit dwells in them, have an...
When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly...
In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the...