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George Santayana

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The earth has music for those who listen.


— George Santayana


#music

Sanity is a madness put to good uses.


— George Santayana


#sanity #write

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


#inspirational #inspirational

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


— George Santayana


#nature

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


— George Santayana


#personal-growth #philosophy #self-esteem #self-help #beauty

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


— George Santayana


#philosophy #death

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


#philosophy #poetry #music

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


— George Santayana


#cure #death #enjoy #interval #save

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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