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Quotations by author » George Santayana
Spanish born American Philosopher, Poet and Humanist who made important contributions to aesthetics, speculative philosophy and literary criticism. 1863-1952
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A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
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A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption; it is not a symbol, but a fraud.
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A country without a memory is a country of madmen.
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A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity.
4th of JulyFreedom
A man's feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world
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A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
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A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepte
Happiness
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.
Advertising
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.
Pessimism
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Opposites
America is a young country with an old mentality
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America is the greatest of opportunities and the worst of influences
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An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
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An artist may visit a museum, but only a pedant can live there
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Art, like life, should be free, since both are experimental
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As man is now constituted, to be brief is almost a condition of being inspired
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As widowers proverbially marry again, so a man with the habit of friendship always finds new friends.
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Beauty as we feel it is something indescribable; what it is or what it means can never be said
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Before he sets out, the traveler must possess fixed interests and facilities to be served by travel.
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Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.
Communication
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