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Santayana, George
Born: 1863-12-16
Died: 1952-09-26

US (Spanish-born) philosopher.

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Nothing is so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject.
- George Santayana

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

Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.
- George Santayana

Before he sets out, the traveler must possess fixed interests and facilities to be served by travel.
- George Santayana

Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.
- George Santayana

Sanity is a madness put to good use.
- George Santayana

Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
- George Santayana

The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
- George Santayana

Those who speak most of progress measure it by quantity and not by quality.
- George Santayana

Music is essentially useless, as life is: but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions.
- George Santayana

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
- George Santayana

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
- George Santayana




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