The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private...
To reform means to shatter one form and to create another; but the two sides...
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness
Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
The Bible is literature, not dogma.
Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.
The tendency to gather and to breed philosophers in universities does not belong to ages...
For a man who has done his natural duty, death is as natural as sleep.
All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore,...
Language is like money, without which specific relative values may well exist and be felt,...
Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.
Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to...
Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.
Oaths are the fossils of piety.
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its...
The more rational an institution is the less it suffers by making concessions to others.
Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts.
The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art.