George Santayana Quotes (316 quotes)
“It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to.”
The letters of George Santayana (2001 edition), MIT Press - ISBN: 9780262194570
“It is possible to be a master in false philosophy, easier, in fact, than to be a master in the truth, because a false philosophy can be made as simple and consistent as one pleases.”
The works of George Santayana
“It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.”
The Life of Reason: Reason in society (1919 edition)
“Knowledge is not eating, and we cannot expect to devour and possess what we mean. Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.”
The Life of Reason (1932 edition), Library of Alexandria - ISBN: 9781465523679
“Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.”
Little essays drawn from the writings of George Santayana, Рипол Классик - ISBN: 9785877911536
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsGeorge Santayana
Born: December 16, 1863
Died: September 26, 1952 (aged 88)
Bio: George Santayana was a philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist. A lifelong Spanish citizen, Santayana was raised and educated in the United States and identified himself as an American, although he always kept a validated Spanish passport. He wrote in English and is generally considered an American man of letters.