Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
George Santayana
George Santayana
George Santayana.
BornJorge Augustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santillana
December 16, 1863
Madrid, Spain
DiedSeptember 26, 1952
Rome, Italy
Philosopher and poet. Philosophy professor at Harvard University 1889-1912. Author of The Life of Reason (1906) and Scepticism and Animal Faith (1923).

The repository contains six quotes from George Santayana.


Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it.


Sanity is a madness put to good uses.


To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.


Truth is a jewel which should not be painted over, but it may be set to advantage and shown in a good light.


Life is judged with all the blindness of life itself.


History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.