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


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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