Who is George Santayana

George SantayanaA drawing of George Santayana from
Time magazine (1936)BornJorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás
(1863-12-16)December 16, 1863
Madrid, Spain
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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. ...
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Heart 11 Happy 9 Light 8 Earth 8 Heaven 8 Life 8 I Love You 7 Love 7 World 7 Summer 6

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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
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  • 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
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In this mimic form of a matron in years,
How plainly the pencil of Denner appears!
The matron herself, in whose old age we see
Not a trace of decline, what a wonder is she!
No dimness of eye, and no cheek hanging low,
No wrinkle, or deep-furrow-d frown on the brow!
Her forehead indeed is here circled around
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