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.
|Born||December 16, 1863|
George Santayana (Jorge Agustin Nicolas Ruiz de Santayana y Borras) was a philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist. He was raised and educated in the United States. He wrote in English and is generally considered an American man of letters.