To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a...
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
To reform means to shatter one form and to create another; but the two sides...
Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover...
The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too...
When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always...
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.
The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure,...
I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts...
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
The tendency to gather and to breed philosophers in universities does not belong to ages...
The superiority of the distant over the present is only due to the mass and...
Given the amount of unjust suffering and unhappiness in the world, I am deeply grateful...
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.