George Santayana Quotes (316 quotes)
“Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical efforts to secure the desired end.”
Little essays drawn from the writings of George Santayana, Рипол Классик - ISBN: 9785877911536
George Santayana, as quoted in Quotations for Our Time (1977) edited by Laurence J. Peter
The Life of Reason (1932 edition), Library of Alexandria - ISBN: 9781465523679
“That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could be on so great a subject.”
The Life of Reason Or The Phases of Human Progress: Reason in Religion, Volume VII, Book Three (2014 edition), MIT Press - ISBN: 9780262028325
Introduction to The Ethics of Spinoza (1910)
“The diseases which destroy a man are no less natural than the instincts which preserve him.”
The Works of George Santayana: Dialogues in limbo. Platonism and the spiritual life. A long way round to Nirvana. The prestige of the infinite. Ultimate religion (1937 edition)
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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.