George Santayana Quotes

Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim. George Santayana

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

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

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

An artist may visit a museum, but only a pedant can live there. George Santayana

The highest form of vanity is love of fame. George Santayana

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

Oxford, the paradise of dead philosophies. George Santayana

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

Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better. George Santayana

The spirit’s foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication. George Santayana

It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a prig. 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

Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds. George Santayana

Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit. George Santayana

Intolerance itself is a form of egoism, and to condemn egoism intolerantly is to share it. George Santayana

The mind of the Renaissance was not a pilgrim mind, but a sedentary city mind, like that of the ancients. George Santayana

To call war the soil of courage and virtue is like calling debauchery the soil of love. George Santayana