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George Santayana Quotes and Sayings

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Those who cannot remember the past
are condemned to repeat it.
- George Santayana

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One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
- George Santayana

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
- George Santayana

To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
- George Santayana

 

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
- George Santayana

The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
- George Santayana

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened
told by people who weren't there.
- George Santayana

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An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
- George Santayana

I believe in general in a dualism between facts and
the ideas of those facts in human heads.
- George Santayana

The Bible is literature, not dogma.
- George Santayana

Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
- George Santayana

The dreamer can know no truth, not even about his dream,
except by awaking out of it.
- George Santayana

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier
state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
- George Santayana

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss;
volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
- George Santayana

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
- George Santayana

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one,
no less wise, to balance it.
- George Santayana

Oaths are the fossils of piety.
- George Santayana

Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments
of their tyranny enslave them.
- George Santayana

It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a prig.
- George Santayana

For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in
the furnace of adversity.
- George Santayana

Many possessions, if they do not make a man better,
are at least expected to make his children happier;
and this pathetic hope is behind many exertions.
- George Santayana

The more rational an institution is the less it suffers
by making concessions to others.
- George Santayana

The young man who has not wept is a savage,
and the older man who will not laugh is a fool.
- George Santayana

Friends are generally of the same sex,
for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions;
their reasons are always different.
- George Santayana

Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends:
have virtuous people for friends,
have for friends the best of men.
- George Santayana

My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards
the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image,
to be servants of their human interests.
- George Santayana

When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions;
their reasons are always different.
- George Santayana

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
- George Santayana

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.
- George Santayana

Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
- George Santayana

Habit is stronger than reason.
- George Santayana

The Difficult is that which can be done immediately;
the Impossible that which takes a little longer.
- George Santayana

Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts.
- George Santayana

Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement.
Mankind has to be stirred up.
- George Santayana

Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation
without reason and imitation without benefit.
- George Santayana

To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do,
rather than what they say.
- George Santayana

There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism.
It would be an offense against polite conventions to
press our doubts too far.
- George Santayana

Philosophers are very severe towards other philosophers
because they expect too much.
- George Santayana

Society is like the air, necessary to breathe but insufficient to live on.
- George Santayana

The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk.
- George Santayana

The diseases which destroy a man are no less natural
than the instincts which preserve him.
- George Santayana

It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums,
new theaters, etc.
that make America impotent.
The good things are football, kindness,
and jazz bands.
- George Santayana

Knowledge is not eating, and we cannot expect to devour
and possess what we mean.
Knowledge is recognition of something absent;
it is a salutation,
not an embrace.
- George Santayana

Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when
you have forgotten your aim.
- George Santayana

The mind of the Renaissance was not a pilgrim mind,
but a sedentary city mind, like that of the ancients.
- George Santayana

A man's feet should be planted in his country,
but his eyes should survey the world.
- George Santayana

The truth is cruel, but it can be loved,
and it makes free those who have loved it.
- George Santayana

The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
- George Santayana

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
- George Santayana

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.
- George Santayana

Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical
efforts to secure the desired end.
- George Santayana

The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.
- George Santayana

Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
- George Santayana

America is a young country with an old mentality.
- George Santayana

The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity,
but sophistication.
- George Santayana

The body is an instrument, the mind its function,
the witness and reward of its operation.
- George Santayana

Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity,
the courage to live by grace.
- George Santayana

Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism
intolerantly is to share it.
- George Santayana

Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
- George Santayana

The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal
beauty than any logician or theologian,
unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
- George Santayana

The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate;
they are green and vigorous in old age.
- George Santayana

The irrational in the human has something about it
altogether repulsive and terrible,
as we see in the maniac, the miser, the drunkard or the ape.
- George Santayana

Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.
- George Santayana

Depression is rage spread thin.
- George Santayana

All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with;
all else they ignore,
or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong,
or deny to be possible.
- George Santayana

Music is essentially useless, as is life.
- George Santayana

The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
- George Santayana

Sanity is a madness put to good use.
- George Santayana

Friends need not agree in everything or go always together,
or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy.
- George Santayana

Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory;
children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.
- George Santayana

The Bible is a wonderful source of inspiration for
those who don't understand it.
- George Santayana


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