Monday, May 19, 2014

Philosophical Quotes by George Santayana

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

love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.

Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.

Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.

A man is morally free when...he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity

Scepticism 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 can be safely exchanged for fidelity and happiness.

A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one’s life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.

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