3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 3

 

George(Jorge) Santayana was a philosopher born on the sixteenth of December and passed away on the twenty-sixth September, 1952. He was a naturalist, believing in the belief that ideas or beliefs that are natural, as opposted to the supernatural (transcending reality as we know it) operate within the world. In simpler terms, Santayana believes in only tangible concepts—leading him to become an atheist at heart.

Santayana is a mostly unknown person outside of the philosophical photos. Despite this, he is popularly known for the aphorisms that I’m one hundred percent sure you’ve heard before.

So I’m going to cheat and present both of them today.

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

The Life of Reason:

 “Only the dead have seen the end of war.”

The Silliloquys of England

Both these quotes work hand in hand with one another. History is perhaps, the most valued lesson that we all have the opportunity to learn. I’ve met many people in life who don’t value history, or don’t value culture. I believe history is inherently valuable to us and the Santayana is correct, that if we can’t learn we are doomed to repeat our mistakes.

I don’t want to do that, and I don’t want to be like them.

What do you all think?

Written In response to the 3-day Quote Challenge (Day 1)

Nominated by the lovely Ms. Fofo at Hush Speak Softly.

I nominate the following bloggers for the 3-day quote challenge:

Lucky Sketch: Lucky Sketch

Misggrace:  Forgotten Empathy

Vikram Bishla: Vikram Bishla

Please check out the amazing people above!

If you accept, post 1-3 quotes for 3 consecutive days, and nominate 3 fellow bloggers to do the same each day

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12 thoughts on “3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 3

  1. Hi! I really liked the quote “Only the dead have seen the end of war.” It’s a really interesting take on what it means to live. Until I came across the quote you shared, I never realized that oftentimes in life, we’re fighting for something, or fighting with ourselves, and thus at least psychologically in a war.
    Anyways, I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you to do the 4 Fact survey. To do the survey, I think that you just need to answer the same questions that I did. Here’s the link, if you’re interested in doing it: https://musingsofablueberry.wordpress.com/2016/04/24/the-4-fact-survey-more-about-mimita-d/
    Thanks for being such an inspirational blogger and for being my first commenter! Your first comment gave me so much hope and happiness. 🙂
    Have a nice rest of your day!

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  2. Thanks for the nomination, dear Nam!
    I love doing this challenge. and great quotes by you.

    here, we are on the same page that if we don’t value history and don’t learn from it then we are bound to repeat it.

    but clinging to the history can also make us lame so it should be used as a tool for the betterment of the present and future.

    thanks again, I’ll revert back soon 🙂

    Love and light ❤
    Vikram 🙂

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