Quotes by George Santayana

The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
– George Santayana

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

America is a young country with an old mentality.
– George Santayana

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

Habit is stronger than reason.
– George Santayana

The truth is cruel, but it can be loved and it makes free those who love it.
– George Santayana

Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.
– George Santayana

The man who is not permitted to own is owned.
– George Santayana

To be happy you must have taken the measure of your powers, tasted the fruits of your passion, and learned your place in the world.
– George Santayana

To be interested in the changing seasons is … a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
– George Santayana

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
– George Santayana

Life is not a spectacle or a feast: it is a predicament.
– George Santayana

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

Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.
– George Santayana

We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.
– George Santayana

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