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George Santayana
There is no cure for birth and death other than to enjoy the interval
George Santayana
#Birth

George Santayana
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colors of life in all their purity.
George Santayana
#Death #Birth

George Santayana
The aim of life is some way of living, as flexible and gentle as human nature; so that ambition may stoop to kindness, and philosophy to condor and humor. Neither prosperity nor empire nor heaven can be worth winning at the price of a virulent temper
George Santayana
#Ambition

George Santayana
Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another; people are friends in spots.
George Santayana
#Quote of the Day #American Philosopher #Friends Or Friendship

George Santayana
The dreamer can know no truth, not even about his dream, except by awaking out of it
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#Dreams

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Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.
George Santayana
#American Philosopher #Communication

George Santayana
Old places and old persons in their turn, when spirit dwells in them, have an intrinsic vitality of which youth is incapable, precisely, the balance and wisdom that come from long perspectives and broad foundations
George Santayana
#Spirit

George Santayana
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
George Santayana
#Beginning #American Philosopher #inspirational #Happiness

George Santayana
To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
George Santayana
#American Philosopher #Soul

George Santayana
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them
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#Tyranny

George Santayana
All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore, or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible.
George Santayana
#American Philosopher #Editor's Pick #Quote of the Day #inspirational

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

George Santayana
To fight is a radical instinct; if men have nothing else to fight over they will fight over words, fancies, or women, or they will fight because they dislike each other's looks, or because they have met walking in opposite directions
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#Fighting

George Santayana
The quality of wit inspires more admiration than confidence
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#Admiration

George Santayana
Nothing can be meaner than the anxiety to live on, to live on anyhow and in any shape
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#Anxiety

George Santayana
Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
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#American Philosopher

George Santayana
As widowers proverbially marry again, so a man with the habit of friendship always finds new friends.
George Santayana
#Friends Or Friendship #Quote of the Day