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George Santayana Quotes

72 George Santayana quotes:

"Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up."
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"The loftiest edifices need the deepest foundations."
"Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated."
"Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited"
"Nothing is inherently and invincibly young except spirit. And spirit can enter a human being perhaps better in the quiet of old age and dwell there more undisturbed than in the turmoil of adventure."
"The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas."
Author: Santayana Quotes Category: Education Quotes American Philosopher Quotes
"Half our standards come from our first masters, and the other half from our first loves."
"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."
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"The family is one of nature's masterpieces."
Author: Santayana Quotes Category: Family Quotes American Philosopher Quotes
"The dreamer can know no truth, not even about his dream, except by awaking out of it"
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"England is not the best possible world but it is the best actual country, and a great rest after America"
Author: Santayana Quotes Category: America Quotes
"One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human."
Author: Santayana Quotes Category: Friends Or Friendship Quotes American Philosopher Quotes
"It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands."
Author: Santayana Quotes Category: America Quotes American Philosopher Quotes
"Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to events or objects in the world"
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"There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves."
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"America is the greatest of opportunities and the worst of influences"
Author: Santayana Quotes Category: America Quotes
"A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity."
Author: Santayana Quotes Category: Freedom Quotes
"The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms."
"Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are"
"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

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