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George Santayana

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.


Thought of the Day: If You Cannot Remember the Past, You're Condemned To Repeat It

“Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”¬† 24 more words

Thought For The Day

What Donald Trump could learn from the Blues Brothers

(UPDATED!) Recent events in Charlottesville raise the old question of whether life should be taken seriously. Sometimes it’s so painful and sad that it has… 736 more words


Erasing History

I have loved old things and history since I was a young girl being raised by my maternal grandparents. No one had to explain things to me or tell me why history should be appreciated, I just did. 696 more words

DL Bach

Condemned To Repetition

George Santayana memorably observed: ¬†“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Hey, does anybody here remember 2008?

A report released yesterday by the Federal Reserve discloses that Americans have just set a new record for accumulated credit card debt… 350 more words


Thursday Quotation-George Santayana

‘¬†America is a young country with an old mentality.’

George Santayana

Public Debate



(1980’s | journalese (politics) | “bookworm,” “grind,” “nerd,” “whiz,” “expert”)

No one seems to know where the word comes from. It is “know” spelled backwards, but that may be a coincidence. 643 more words