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46 Famous Quotes by George Santayana
12/16/1863 - 9/26/1952
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Words are weapons, and it is dangerous . . . to borrow them from the arsenal of the enemy.

Words Quotes, by George Santayana

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

History Quotes, by George Santayana

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

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

Friendship Quotes, by George Santayana

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

Computer / technology / science Quotes, by George Santayana

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Religions are the great fairy tales of conscience.

Conscience Quotes, by George Santayana

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Nothing you can lose by dying is half as precious as the readiness to die, which is man's charter of nobility.

Death / immortality Quotes, by George Santayana

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The highest form of vanity is love of fame.

Fame Quotes, by George Santayana

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Man is as full of potentiality as he is of impotence.

Humanity Quotes, by George Santayana

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

Life 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.

Nature Quotes, by George Santayana

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

Patriotism Quotes, by George Santayana

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

Pride Quotes, by George Santayana

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By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer do not occur to him at all.

Question Quotes, by George Santayana

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The Bible is literature, not dogma.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by George Santayana

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To understand one's self is the classic form of consolation; to delude one's self is the romantic.

Self-knowledge Quotes, by George Santayana

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Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect.

Skepticism Quotes, by George Santayana

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

Truth Quotes, by George Santayana

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

Tyranny Quotes, by George Santayana

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One real world is enough.

World Quotes, by George Santayana

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