George Santayana Quotes (76 quotations)

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

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

3. A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity. - George Santayana

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

5. Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better. - George Santayana

6. 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

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

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

9. America is the greatest of opportunities and the worst of influences. - George Santayana

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

11. Beauty as we feel it is something indescribable; what it is or what it means can never be said. - George Santayana

12. Before he sets out, the traveler must possess fixed interests and facilities to be served by travel. - George Santayana

13. Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him. - George Santayana

14. Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds. - George Santayana

15. Depression is rage spread thin. - George Santayana

16. 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

17. Each religion, by the help of more or less myth which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabline it to make its peace with its destiny. - George Santayana

18. Experience seems to most of us to lead to conclusions, but empiricism has sworn never to draw them. - George Santayana

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

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

21. For a man who has done his natural duty, death is as natural as sleep. - George Santayana

22. For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old-fashioned. - George Santayana

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

24. 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

25. 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. - George Santayana

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