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George Santayana

Read through the most famous quotes from George Santayana

The earth has music for those who listen.

— George Santayana


Sanity is a madness put to good uses.

— George Santayana

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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

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

— George Santayana


Beauty as we feel it is something indescribable; what it is or what it means can never be said.

— George Santayana

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love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.

— George Santayana

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

— George Santayana

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The muffled syllables that Nature speaks Fill us with deeper longing for her word; She hides a meaning that the spirit seeks, She makes a sweeter music than is heard.

— George Santayana

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

— George Santayana

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There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval

— George Santayana

#death #life #death

About George Santayana

George Santayana Quotes

Did you know about George Santayana?

Man of letters

Santayana's one novel The Last Puritan is a bildungsroman—that is a novel that centers on the personal growth of the protagonist. He had saved money and been aided by a legacy from his mother. While his writings on technical philosophy can be difficult his other writings are far more accessible and pithy.

At the age of forty-eight Santayana left his position at Harvard and returned to Europe permanently never to return to the United States. ". He said that he stood in philosophy "exactly where [he stood] in daily life.

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