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46 Famous Quotes by George Santayana
12/16/1863 - 9/26/1952
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Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited

Nonsense Quotes, by George Santayana

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

Seasons Quotes, by George Santayana

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

Disguise Quotes, by George Santayana

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Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand.

Dignity Quotes, by George Santayana

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The family is one of nature's masterpieces.

Family Quotes, by George Santayana

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Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand.

Dignity Quotes, by George Santayana

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Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.

Chaos Quotes, by George Santayana

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Wisdom comes by disillusionment.

Disillusionment Quotes, by George Santayana

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To fight is a radical instinct; if men have nothing else to fight over they will fight over words, fancies, or women, or they will fight because they dislike each other's looks, or because they have met walking in opposite directions

Fighting Quotes, by George Santayana

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Sanity is a madness put to good use.

Sanity Quotes, by George Santayana

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Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer: there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it ca

Skepticism Quotes, by George Santayana

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Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another; people are friends in spots.

Friendship Quotes, by George Santayana

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Art supplies constantly to contemplation what nature seldom affords in concrete experience — the union of life and peace.

Art Quotes, by George Santayana

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It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to.

Virtue Quotes, by George Santayana

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Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.

Chaos Quotes, by George Santayana

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

Difficulties Quotes, by George Santayana

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The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.

Emotion` Quotes, by George Santayana

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

Enjoyment Quotes, by George Santayana

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Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experience.

Happiness Quotes, by George Santayana

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History is always written wrong, and so always needs to be rewritten.

History Quotes, by George Santayana

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

Impossibility Quotes, by George Santayana

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Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy. On the contrary, in friendship union is more about ideal things: and in that sense it is more ideal and less subject to trouble than marriage is.

Intimacy Quotes, by George Santayana

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

Intolerance Quotes, by George Santayana

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Progress, far from consisting of change, depends on retentiveness... Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

Repetition Quotes, by George Santayana

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Words are weapons, and it is dangerous . . . to borrow them from the arsenal of the enemy.

Weapons Quotes, by George Santayana

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