Seven quotes by George Santayana
Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás, known in English as George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952), was a philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist. Born in Spain, Santayana was raised and educated in the US from the age of eight and identified himself as an American, although he always retained a valid Spanish passport. At the age of 48, Santayana left his position at Harvard and returned to Europe permanently.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. [+]
Fanaticism is redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim. [+]
Music is essentially useless, as life is. [+]
My atheism is true piety towards the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image, to be servants of their human interests. [+]
Only the Dead have seen the end of War. [+]
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool. [+]
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. [+]
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