There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
Experience seems to most of us to lead to conclusions, but empiricism has sworn never...
Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts...
Music is essentially useless, as is life.
Real unselfishness consists in sharing the interests of others.
Sanity is madness put to good use.
The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what...
Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived.
One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always...
The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery...
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the...
The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it...
The quality of wit inspires more admiration than confidence
Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is...
All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore,...
The irrational in the human has something about it altogether repulsive and terrible, as we...
Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it.