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George Santayana
In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality. The most ideal human passion is love, which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral.
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#Death #Memory #Sad Love #Break Up

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Men become superstitious, not because they have too much imagination, but because they are not aware that they have any.
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#Superstition

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Before he sets out, the traveler must possess fixed interests and facilities to be served by travel.
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#Travel

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For a man who has done his natural duty, death is as natural as sleep.
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#American Philosopher

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The Soul is the voice of the body's interests.
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#American Philosopher #Soul

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Nothing is so irrevocable as mind.
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#Mind

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Each religion, by the help of more or less myth, which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny.
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#American Philosopher

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The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it in the eternal.
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#American Philosopher

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There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves.
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#Food And Eating

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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.
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#American Philosopher

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Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to make his children happier; and this pathetic hope is behind many exertions.
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#American Philosopher

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Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand.
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#Dignity

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The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.
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#American Philosopher

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Experience seems to most of us to lead to conclusions, but empiricism has sworn never to draw them.
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#American Philosopher

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The God to whom depth in philosophy bring back men's minds is far from being the same from whom a little philosophy estranges them
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#God

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Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.
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#American Philosopher

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A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption; it is not a symbol, but a fraud.
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#American Philosopher

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A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
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#American Philosopher

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In Greece wise men speak and fools decide.
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#Men #American Philosopher

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It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
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#American Philosopher

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The little word is has its tragedies: it marries and identifies different things with the greatest innocence; and yet no two are ever identical, and if therein lies the charm of wedding them and calling them one, therein too lies the danger.
George Santayana
#Innocence #Tragedies

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Oxford, the paradise of dead philosophies.
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#American Philosopher #Paradise

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As man is now constituted, to be brief is almost a condition of being inspired
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#Man