"History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."George Santayana on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."George Santayana on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."George Santayana on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."George Santayana on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."George Santayana on Thomas Jefferson
"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."