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George Santayana (1863 - 1952)
US (Spanish-born) philosopher [more author details]
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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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A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
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Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.
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America is a young country with an old mentality.
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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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Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.
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Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.
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If one is the master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time insight into and understanding of many things.
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Life is not a spectacle or a feast: it is a predicament.
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Life is not a spectacle or feast; it is a predicament.
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People are usually more firmly convinced that their opinions are precious that that they are true.
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Repetition is the only form of permanence that nature can achieve.
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Sanity is a madness put to good use.
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Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
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Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
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The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.
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The truth is cruel, but it can be loved and it makes free those who love it.
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The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
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Those who speak most of progress measure it by quantity and not by quality.
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To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
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