Society is like the air necessary to breathe but insufficient to live on.

George Santayana Society Quote

Only the dead have seen the end of the war.

George Santayana War Quote

Friends are generally of the same sex for when men and women agree it is only in the conclusions their reasons are always different.

George Santayana Women Quote

Many possessions if they do not make a man better are at least expected to make his children happier and this pathetic hope is behind many exertions.

George Santayana Hope Quote

The degree in which a poet’s imagination dominates reality is in the end the exact measure of his importance and dignity.

George Santayana Imagination Quote

Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.

George Santayana Intelligence Quote

The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate they are green and vigorous in old age.

George Santayana Age Quote

The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian unless the latter too be lovers in disguise.

George Santayana Beauty Quote

Do not have evil-doers for friends do not have low people for friends: have virtuous people for friends have for friends the best of men.

George Santayana Best Quote

A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption it is not a symbol but a fraud.

George Santayana Change Quote