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Santayana on Greek Mythology

The moral sanctions of religion were embodied in the domestic and civic worship; the pious imagination remained thereby all the freer to follow the analogies of physical objects in its mythology. 782 more words


Santayana on Homer

It is an observation at first sight melancholy but in the end, perhaps, enlightening, that the earliest poets are the most ideal, and that primitive ages furnish the most heroic characters and have the clearest vision of a perfect life. 226 more words


John Locke 384

Sylvester Brounower
Portrait of John Locke, c. 1693
National Portrait Gallery

While I can hardly do justice here to the ideas and influence of the great John Locke, born this day in 1632, George Santayana provides a lovely sketch in his essay… 294 more words


Repost-Three Quotations

“Those who speak most of progress measure it by quantity and not by quality.”

George Santayana

It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare…

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George Santanya

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