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A man's feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Patriotism
George Santayana

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All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato.
Thoughts and Thinking
George Santayana

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Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Proverbs
George Santayana

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America is a young country with an old mentality.
America
George Santayana

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Beauty as we feel it is something indescribable; what it is or what it means can never be said.
Beauty
George Santayana

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Boston is a moral and intellectual nursery always busy applying first principals to trifles.
Cities and City Life
George Santayana

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Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Chaos
George Santayana

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Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.
Character
George Santayana

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Emotion is primarily about nothing and much of it remains about nothing to the end.
Emotions
George Santayana

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Fanaticism consists in redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Fanatics and Fanaticism
George Santayana

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Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
Fun
George Santayana

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Habit is stronger than reason.
Habit
George Santayana

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History is always written wrong, and so always needs to be rewritten.
History and Historians
George Santayana

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If pain could have cured us we should long ago have been saved.
Pain
George Santayana

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Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it.
Intolerance
George Santayana

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It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true.
Advantage
George Santayana

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It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a prig.
Saints
George Santayana

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It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
Unhappiness
George Santayana

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Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.
Knowledge
George Santayana

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Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Happiness
George Santayana

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Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
Life and Living
George Santayana

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Man is as full of potential as he is of importance.
Potential
George Santayana

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Music is essentially useless, as life is.
Music
George Santayana

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Nonsense is good only because common sense is so limited.
Nonsense
George Santayana

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Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.
Sacrifice
George Santayana

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun