George Santayana

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Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás, known in English as George Santayana (/ˌsæntiˈænə/ or /-ˈɑːnə/; December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952), was a philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist. Originally from Spain, Santayana was raised and educated in the United States from the age of eight and identified himself as an American, although he always kept a valid Spanish passport. He wrote in English and is generally considered an American man of letters. At the age of forty-eight, Santayana left his position at Harvard and returned to Europe permanently, never to return to the United States. His last wish was to be buried in the Spanish pantheon in Rome. Santayana is popularly known for aphorisms, such as "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," and "Only the dead have seen the end of war." Although an atheist, he always treasured the Spanish Catholic... More

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George Santayana #Age

Photo of George Santayana The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate they are green and vigorous in old age.
George Santayana #Art

Photo of George Santayana The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it in the eternal.
George Santayana #Best

Photo of George Santayana 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 #Courage #Religion

Photo of George Santayana Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.
George Santayana #Death

Photo of George Santayana For a man who has done his natural duty, death is as natural as sleep.
George Santayana #Death

Photo of George Santayana There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
George Santayana #Design

Photo of George Santayana Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors.
George Santayana #Education #Experience #Great

Photo of George Santayana The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
George Santayana #Art

Photo of George Santayana The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art.
George Santayana #Experience

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

Photo of George Santayana The word experience is like a shrapnel shell, and bursts into a thousand meanings.
George Santayana #Experience

Photo of George Santayana Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.
George Santayana #Family #Nature

Photo of George Santayana The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
George Santayana #Friendship

Photo of George Santayana One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
George Santayana #Happiness

Photo of George Santayana Happiness is the only sanction of life where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
George Santayana #Happiness

Photo of George Santayana Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.
George Santayana #Happiness #Knowledge

Photo of George Santayana Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
George Santayana #History

Photo of George Santayana Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana #Knowledge

Photo of George Santayana Knowledge is recognition of something absent it is a salutation, not an embrace.
George Santayana #Life

Photo of George Santayana Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.
George Santayana #Men #Women

Photo of George Santayana When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions their reasons are always different.
George Santayana #History

Photo of George Santayana History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there.
George Santayana #Music

Photo of George Santayana Music is essentially useless, as is life.
George Santayana #Art

Photo of George Santayana It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands.
George Santayana #Friendship

Photo of George Santayana Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another people are friends in spots.