George Santayana Quotes

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
George Santayana (1863-1952), U.S. philosopher, poet. "War Shrines," Soliloquies in England (1922).
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America is a young country with an old mentality.
George Santayana (1863-1952), U.S. philosopher, poet. Winds of Doctrine, ch. 6 (1913).
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Nothing can be meaner than the anxiety to live on, to live on anyhow and in any shape; a spirit with any honor is not willing to live except in its own way, and a spirit with any wisdom is not over-eager to live at all.
George Santayana (1863-1952), U.S. philosopher, poet. repr. In Little Essays, "The Intellect Out of Fashion," ed. Logan Pearsall Smith (1920). Winds of Doctrine (1913).
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Columbus found a world, and had no chart, Save one that faith deciphered in the skies;
George Santayana (1863-1952), Spanish-American philosopher, poet. World, Thou Choosest Not the Better Part! (L. 5-6). . . Anthology of American Poetry. George Gesner, ed. (1983) Avenel Books.
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