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Time magazine (1936)BornJorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás
(1863-12-16)December 16, 1863
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George Santayana Poems
- Sonnet Vii
I would I might forget that I am I,
And break the heavy chain that binds me fast,
Whose links about myself my deeds have cast.
What in the bodyâ??s tomb doth buried lie ...
- Sonnet Xliii
The candor of the gods is in thy gaze,
The strength of Diane in thy virgin hand,
Commanding as the goddess might command,
And lead her lovers into higher ways. ...
- Before A Statue Of Achilles
Behoild Pelides with his yellow hair,
Proud child of Thetis, hero loved of Jove; ...
- The Power Of Art
Not human art, but living gods alone
Can fashion beauties that by changing live,--
Her buds to spring, his fruits to autumn give,
To earth her fountains in her heart of stone; ...
- Mont Brevent
O dweller in the valley, lift thine eyes
To where, above the drift of cloud, the stone
Endures in silence, and to God alone
Upturns its furrowed visage, and is wise. ...
Top 10 most used topics by George SantayanaHeart 11 Happy 9 Light 8 Earth 8 Heaven 8 Life 8 I Love You 7 Love 7 World 7 Summer 6
George Santayana Quotes
- Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another people are friends in spots.
- The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.
- There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colors of life in all their purity.
- All living souls welcome whatsoever they are ready to cope with all else they ignore, or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible.
- Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.
Comments about George Santayana
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- Cerebralwisdom: the truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it. - george santayana
- Welfordwrites: people are usually more firmly convinced that their opinions are precious than that they are true. george santayana
- Mistermark34: “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – george santayana "those who cannot remember their past won't notice when we're doing it to them again." -rnc
- Mylatticework: "skepticism like chastity should not be relinquished too readily. indeed skepticism is the chastity of the intellect and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer" ~ george santayana