GEORGE SANTAYANA Quotes

There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far.

George Santayana

Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect.

George Santayana

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

George Santayana

Wisdom comes by disillusionment.

George Santayana

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

George Santayana

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

George Santayana

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

Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.

George Santayana

An ideal cannot wait for its realization to prove its validity.

George Santayana

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.

George Santayana

Memory itself is an internal rumour.

George Santayana

Culture is on the horns of this dilemma: if profound and noble it must remain rare, if common it must become mean

George Santayana

There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves.

George Santayana

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

George Santayana

The highest form of vanity is love of fame.

George Santayana

The tide of evolution carries everything before it, thoughts no less than bodies, and persons no less than nations

George Santayana
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