We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.
Quote by George Santayana
George Santayana Quotes
My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only...
Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived.
The tendency to gather and to breed philosophers in universities does not belong to ages...
By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer...
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
To reform means to shatter one form and to create another; but the two sides...
Knowledge is not eating, and we cannot expect to devour and possess what we mean....
Philosophers are as jealous as women; each wants a monopoly of praise
Sanity is a madness put to good use.
The Bible is literature, not dogma.
The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery...
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its...
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.
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear...
That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could...