A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption it is not a symbol, but a fraud.
More George Santayana quotes :
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.George Santayana
It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.George Santayana
The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate they are green and vigorous in old age.George Santayana