Aphorisms by author: George Santayana
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
By theme : Wisdom
When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always different.
By theme : Men Psychology Reason Relations Women
The aim of education is the condition of suspended judgment on everything.
By theme : Education
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
By theme : Thought Wisdom
Art, like life, should be free, since both are experimental.
By theme : Art Liberty Life
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
By theme : Childhood Education
The young man who has not wept is a savage and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
By theme : Old Youth
Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
By theme : Life
Habit is stronger than reason.
By theme : Reason Society
Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
By theme : Fashion
Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand.
By theme : Wisdom
Philosophers are as jealous as women; each wants a monopoly of praise.
By theme : Philosophy Women
Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different.
By theme : Friendship Men Relations Women
The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend.
By theme : Life Women
Fanaticism consists in redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
By theme : Politics Society
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
By theme : Death Life Wit
What religion a man shall have is a historical accident, quite as much as what language he shall speak.
By theme : Life Religion Society
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
By theme : Life Wisdom