Quotes by George Santayana


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

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The superiority of the distant over the present is only due to the mass and variety of the pleasures that can be suggested, compared with the poverty of those that can at any time be felt

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

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A soul is but the last bubble of a long fermentation in the world.

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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.

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

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