Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
Those who do not learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Prejudice is a great time saver. It enables you to form opinions without bothering to get the facts.
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded
forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of
courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms timidly, and
struggles to the light amid the thorns.
Quotes by George Santayana
- In what sense is life a predicament?
- How diversified are your interests?
- What wisdom have you gained through disillusionment?