George Santayana Quotes

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore, or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
There is no cure for birth or death save to enjoy the interval.
Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.
The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer.
The young man who has not wept is savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
It is always pleasant to be urged to do something on the ground that one can do it well.
Each religion, by the help of more or less myth, which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny.

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