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George Santayana Quotes

(1863-1952), American Philosopher, Poet

There is nothing sweeter than to be sympathized with.

Category: Sympathy

The theatre, for all its artifices, depicts life in a sense more truly than history, because the medium has a kindred movement to that of real life, though an artificial setting and form.

Category: Theater

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.

Category: Theory

All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.

Category: Thoughts And Thinking

The little word is has its tragedies: it marries and identifies different things with the greatest innocence; and yet no two are ever identical, and if therein lies the charm of wedding them and calling them one, therein too lies the danger.

Category: Tragedies

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.

Category: Unhappiness

To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.

Category: War

Wisdom comes by disillusionment.

Category: Wisdom

The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character.

Category: Wives

To be brief is almost a condition of being inspired.

Category: Words

Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.

Category: Worth