The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery and the contradiction of what it is pretending to be.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is...
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what...
Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a...
Bid, then, the tender light of faith to shine By which alone the mortal heart...
Oaths are the fossils of piety.
Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Those who cannot remember the past...
There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves.
All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.
The mind of the Renaissance was not a pilgrim mind, but a sedentary city mind,...
Man is as full of potentiality as he is of impotence
The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous...
Each religion, by the help of more or less myth, which it takes more or...
The more rational an institution is the less it suffers by making concessions to others.
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or...
It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a...