George Santayana

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George Santayana

George Santayana

Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to events or objects in the world.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover about his taste, nor condemn him, if we are just, for knowing so human a passion.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The loftiest edifices need the deepest foundations.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Religions are the great fairy tales of conscience.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Emotion is primarily about nothing and much of it remains about nothing to the end.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The human mind is not rich enough to drive many horses abreast and wants one general scheme, under which it strives to bring everything.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Habit is stronger than reason.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could be on so great a subject.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The more rational an institution is the less it suffers by making concessions to others.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own infinitude, and his infinitude is, in one sense, overcome.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If pain could have cured us we should long ago have been saved.More George Santayana [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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