To reform means to shatter one form and to create another; but the two sides of this act are not always equally intended nor equally successful.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.
Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer...
For a man who has done his natural duty, death is as natural as sleep.
Nothing is inherently and invincibly young except spirit. And spirit can enter a human being...
Man is as full of potentiality as he is of impotence
It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them...
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
The Bible is literature, not dogma.
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous...
Bid, then, the tender light of faith to shine By which alone the mortal heart...
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who...
The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
Each religion, by the help of more or less myth which it takes more or...
Christianity is strange. It bids man recognise that he is vile, even abominable, and bids...
Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he...