“I felt more joyful and breathed more freely, when I passed to the southern coast, and saw something Greek. Agrigentum, in its desolation, left much to the imagination, but stirred it deeply. 369 more words
“Was the idea of God alive at all in me? No: if you mean the traditional idea. But that was a symbol, vague, variable, mythical, anthropomorphic; the symbol for an overwhelming reality, a symbol that named and unified in human speech the incalculable powers on which our destiny depends. 137 more words
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Psychologists have discovered, what laymen generally will confess, that we hurry by the procession of our mental images as we do by the traffic of the street, intent on business, gladly forgetting the noise and movement of the scene, and looking only for the corner we would turn or the door we would enter.
Why would anyone want to read about some seemingly obscure points of history?
One solid reason is that “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” . 427 more words
George Santayana is famous for coining the phrase “those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” Considering the preponderance of Americans who ignore that golden truth, he should be even more renowned for saying “I told you so!” Moreover, after Tuesday night’s Presidential election, were he still around to witness the outcome, he’d be shouting it in a purely bipartisan voice. 593 more words