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George Santayana
Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.
George Santayana
#Happiness #American Philosopher

George Santayana
Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.
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#Life #Advantage

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By nature's kindly disposition most questions which are beyond a man's power to answer do not occur to him at all.
George Santayana
#Power

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The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk.
George Santayana
#Conversation #American Philosopher

George Santayana
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
George Santayana
#American Philosopher

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Man is as full of potentiality as he is of impotence
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#Man

George Santayana
Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree,it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different.
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#American Philosopher

George Santayana
Emotion is primarily about nothing and much of it remains about nothing to the end.
George Santayana
#American Philosopher #Emotions

George Santayana
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
George Santayana
#Beauty #American Philosopher

George Santayana
The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous in old age.
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#American Philosopher

George Santayana
Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
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#Action

George Santayana
Those who disregard the past are bound to repeat it.
George Santayana
#Past

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Those who cannot remember the past,
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#Past

George Santayana
Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
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#American Philosopher

George Santayana
The Bible is a wonderful source of inspiration for those who don't understand it.
George Santayana
#American Philosopher

George Santayana
That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could be on so great a subject.
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#American Philosopher

George Santayana
Boston is a moral and intellectual nursery always busy applying first principals to trifles.
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#Life #Cities And City Life #Boston

George Santayana
If pain could have cured us we should long ago have been saved.
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#American Philosopher

George Santayana
The diseases which destroy a man are no less natural than the instincts which preserve him.
George Santayana
#American Philosopher #Man

George Santayana
History is always written wrong, and so always needs to be rewritten.
George Santayana
#History And Historians

George Santayana
Society is like the air, necessary to breathe but insufficient to live on.
George Santayana
#Society #American Philosopher