"A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."George Santayana on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."George Santayana on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."George Santayana on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."George Santayana on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."George Santayana on Mahatma Gandhi
"The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate they are green and vigorous in old age."
"Bid, then, the tender light of faith to shine By which alone the mortal heart is led Unto the thinking of the thought divine."
"An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world."
"The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it in the eternal."
"It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands."