The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always...
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite...
Half our standards come from our first masters, and the other half from our first...
The mind of the Renaissance was not a pilgrim mind, but a sedentary city mind,...
Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous...
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we...
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved and it makes free those who...
Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own finitude, and his finitude...
To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is...
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
The word experience is like a shrapnel shell, and bursts into a thousand meanings.
Sanity is a madness put to good use.