George Santayana

1863 - 1952

A Quote by George Santayana on necessity, life, and belief

The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any belief in particular.

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

Source: Scepticism and Animal Faith, 1923

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A Quote by George Santayana

The wisest mind has something yet to learn.

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

Source: heartsandminds.org

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A Quote by George Santayana on life and inspiration

 

The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms timidly, and struggles to the light amid the thorns.

George Santayana

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

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A Quote by George Santayana on dream

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

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

Source: The World Dream Book: Use the Wisdom of World Cultures to Uncover Your Dream Power

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A Quote by George Santayana on body and soul

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Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

Source: Little Essays Drawn from the Writings of George Santayana

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A Quote by George Santayana on wisdom

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Wisdom comes by disillusionment.

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

Source: Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

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A Quote by George Santayana

We need sometimes to escape into open solitudes, into aimlessness, into the moral holiday of running some pure hazard, in order to sharpen the edge of life, to taste hardship, and to be compelled to work desperately for a moment at no matter what.

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

Source: Philosophy of Travel

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A Quote by George Santayana on nature

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Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence.

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

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A Quote by George Santayana

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

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

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A Quote by George Santayana

Those who do not learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

Source: George Santayana

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