Quotes by George Santayana

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It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to.
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History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there.
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A man's memory may almost become the art of continually varying and misrepresenting his past, according to his interest in the present.
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Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
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I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all
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Advertising is the modern substitute for argument its function is to make the worse appear the better.
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Self-assurance is contemptible and fatal unless it is self-knowledge.
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Man is a gregarious animal, and much more so in his mind than in his body. He may like to go alone for a walk, but he hates to stand alone in his opinions.
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Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
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