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

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




George Santayana Quotes: "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."

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

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



George Santayana Quotes: "The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous in old age."

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




George Santayana Quotes: "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 enabling it to make its peace with its destiny."

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 enabling it to make its peace with its destiny.



George Santayana Quotes: "Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are."

Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.



George Santayana Quotes: "Experience seems to most of us to lead to conclusions, but empiricism has sworn never to draw them."

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




George Santayana Quotes: "Man is a gregarious animal, and much more so in his mind than in his body. He may like to go alone for a walk, but he hates to stand alone in his opinions."

Man is a gregarious animal, and much more so in his mind than in his body. He may like to go alone for a walk, but he hates to stand alone in his opinions.



George Santayana Quotes: "The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer."

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



George Santayana Quotes: "It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a prig."

It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a prig.



George Santayana Quotes: "Self-assurance is contemptible and fatal unless it is self-knowledge."

Self-assurance is contemptible and fatal unless it is self-knowledge.



George Santayana Quotes: "People never believe in volcanoes until the lava actually overtakes them."

People never believe in volcanoes until the lava actually overtakes them.




George Santayana Quotes: "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."

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.



George Santayana Quotes: "The wisest mind has something yet to learn."

The wisest mind has something yet to learn.



George Santayana Quotes: "A child educated only at school is an uneducated child."

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.



George Santayana Quotes: "Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth."

Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.



George Santayana Quotes: "Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character."

Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.



George Santayana Quotes: "The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character."

The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character.



George Santayana Quotes: "To be happy you must have taken the measure of your powers, tasted the fruits of your passion, and learned your place in the world."

To be happy you must have taken the measure of your powers, tasted the fruits of your passion, and learned your place in the world.



George Santayana Quotes: "An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world."

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.



George Santayana Quotes: "Wisdom lies in taking everything with good humor and a grain of salt."

Wisdom lies in taking everything with good humor and a grain of salt.



George Santayana Quotes: "To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography."

To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.



George Santayana Quotes: "For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old fashioned"

For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old fashioned



George Santayana Quotes: "To call war the soil of courage and virtue is like calling debauchery the soil of love."

To call war the soil of courage and virtue is like calling debauchery the soil of love.



George Santayana Quotes: "Depression is rage spread thin."

Depression is rage spread thin.



George Santayana Quotes: "Perhaps the universe is nothing but an equilibrium of idiocies."

Perhaps the universe is nothing but an equilibrium of idiocies.



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

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



George Santayana Quotes: "We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible."

We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.



George Santayana Quotes: "Skepticism is a discipline fit to purify the mind of prejudice and render it all the more apt, when the time comes, to believe and to act wisely."

Skepticism is a discipline fit to purify the mind of prejudice and render it all the more apt, when the time comes, to believe and to act wisely.



George Santayana Quotes: "I like to walk about amidst the beautiful things that adorn the world."

I like to walk about amidst the beautiful things that adorn the world.



George Santayana Quotes: "A country without a memory is a country of madmen."

A country without a memory is a country of madmen.



George Santayana Quotes: "Our character ... is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be."

Our character ... is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.



George Santayana Quotes: "Man is not made to understand life, but to live it."

Man is not made to understand life, but to live it.



George Santayana Quotes: "I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads."

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



George Santayana Quotes: "In a moving world readaptation is the price of longevity."

In a moving world readaptation is the price of longevity.



George Santayana Quotes: "Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness."

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.



George Santayana Quotes: "Men become superstitious, not because they have too much imagination, but because they are not aware that they have any."

Men become superstitious, not because they have too much imagination, but because they are not aware that they have any.



George Santayana Quotes: "If artists and poets are unhappy, it is after all because happiness does not interest them."

If artists and poets are unhappy, it is after all because happiness does not interest them.



George Santayana 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."

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 Quotes: "Whoever it was who searched the heavens with a telescope and found no God would not have found the human mind if he had searched the brain with a microscope."

Whoever it was who searched the heavens with a telescope and found no God would not have found the human mind if he had searched the brain with a microscope.



George Santayana Quotes: "Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors."

Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors.



George Santayana Quotes: "In Greece wise men speak and fools decide."

In Greece wise men speak and fools decide.



George Santayana Quotes: "Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

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



George Santayana Quotes: "Beauty is a pledge of the possible conformity between the soul and nature, and consequently a ground of faith in the supremacy of the good."

Beauty is a pledge of the possible conformity between the soul and nature, and consequently a ground of faith in the supremacy of the good.



George Santayana Quotes: "Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect..."

Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect...



George Santayana Quotes: "It is a great bond to dislike the same things."

It is a great bond to dislike the same things.



George Santayana Quotes: "Only the dead have seen the end of the war."

Only the dead have seen the end of the war.



George Santayana Quotes: "Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim."

Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.



George Santayana Quotes: "Religion is the natural reaction of the imagination when confronted by the difficulties in a truculent world."

Religion is the natural reaction of the imagination when confronted by the difficulties in a truculent world.