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
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear...
The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery...
There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves.
The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend
I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts...
For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always...
Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.
Habit is stronger than reason.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved and it makes free those who...
The dreamer can know no truth, not even about his dream, except by awaking out...
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.
The tide of evolution carries everything before it, thoughts no less than bodies, and persons...
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is...
For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always...
Oaths are the fossils of piety.
He loses his thanks who promises and delays.
One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises that one...