George Santayana

George Santayana

Spanish - American philosopher

Lived from: 1863 - 1952

Category: Philosophers

Quotes: George Santayana

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    Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.
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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 man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity.
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    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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    All language is rhetorical, and even the senses are poets.
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    All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.
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    Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
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    America is a young country with an old mentality.
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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 you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.
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    Boston is a moral and intellectual nursery always busy applying first principals to trifles.
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    By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer do not occur to him at all.
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    Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
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    Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.
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