To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always...
A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency...
Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own finitude, and his finitude...
Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
It is always pleasant to be urged to do something on the ground that one...
There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite...
All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore,...
Habit is stronger than reason.
Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts
Great is this organism of mud and fire, terrible this vast, painful, glorious experiment
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
The Bible is literature, not dogma.
Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other...
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them
Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to...
Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.
To reform means to shatter one form and to create another; but the two sides...
Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical efforts to secure the desired end.