George Santayana Quotes (316 quotes)
“The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character.”
The Essential Santayana: Selected Writings (2009 edition), Indiana University Press - ISBN: 9780253221056
The Life of Reason: Reason in religion (1905 edition)
The Works of George Santayana (1936 edition)
“The word experience is like a shrapnel shell, and bursts into a thousand meanings.”
Character and Opinion in the United States (1956 edition), Transaction Publishers - ISBN: 9781412819404
“The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery and the contradiction of what it is pretending to be.”
Soliloquies in England and Later Soliloquies (1922)
War Shrines - Soliloquies in England and Later Soliloquies (1922)
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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.