George Santayana

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George Santayana (Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana) (Madrid 1863 - Rome 1952) Spanish writer and philosopher. As he was educated in the United States and wrote in English he is generally considered an American writer.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."


Among others

  • The Sense of Beauty (1896)
  • Three Philosophical Poets: Lucretius, Dante, and Goethe. (1910)
  • The Life of Reason (The Phases of Human Progress), (5 volumes, 1905–6)
  • Skepticism and Animal Faith (1923)
  • The Realms of Being (4 vols., 1927–40).
  • The Last Puritan (Novel) (1935).
  • The Complete Poems of George Santayana (1979)

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A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.