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.
(Platonism and the Spiritual Life, 1927)

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Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana (Life of Reason, 1905)
Art like life should be free, since both are experimental.
George Santayana (Life of Reason, 1905)
It is wisdom to believe the heart.
George Santayana (World, Thou Choosest Not)
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