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George Santayana
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
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Nothing is so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject
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It is always pleasant to be urged to do something on the ground that one can do it well.
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The loftiest edifices need the deepest foundations.
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To reform means to shatter one form and to create another; but the two sides of this act are not always equally intended nor equally successful.
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Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
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For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
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The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.
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A man's feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world
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The family is an early expedient and in many ways irrational. If the race had developed a special sexless class to be nurses, pedagogues, and slaves, like the workers among ants and bees, then the family would have been unnecessary. Such a division of labor would doubtless have involved evils of its own, but it would have obviated some drags and vexations proper to the family.
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There is nothing sweeter than to be sympathized with.
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The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
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Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.
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Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
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Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect.
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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.
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It is rash to intrude upon the piety of others: both the depth and the grace of it elude the stranger
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Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer: there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it ca
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Religions are the great fairy tales of conscience
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The tide of evolution carries everything before it, thoughts no less than bodies, and persons no less than nations
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Sanity is a madness put to good uses
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The idea of Christ is much older than Christianity
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A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity.
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Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own finitude, and his finitude is, in one sense, overcome
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