Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás, known in English as George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952), was a philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist. Santayana is popularly known for aphorisms, such as "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it", "Only the dead have seen the end of war", and the definition of beauty as "pleasure objectified".
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Language is like money without which specific relative values may well exist and be felt but cannot be reduced to a common denominator.
The word experience is like a shrapnel shell and bursts into a thousand meanings.
Prayer among sane people has never superseded practical efforts to secure the desired end.
Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence to recreate it in the eternal.
The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.