"Experience seems to most of us to lead to conclusions, but empiricism has sworn never to draw them."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."George Santayana on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."George Santayana on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."George Santayana on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."George Santayana on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."George Santayana on Mark Twain
"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."