George Santayana is a classic case of a man born before his time. This is a man who was made for Twitter. His philosophy is spelled out in aphorisms, short and very quotable statements. They have been quoted but more often misattributed to other people.
Born in Madrid, Dec 16th, 1863 and raised in Ávila to the age of 8 when he emigrated to Boston, the home of the father of his older half siblings. Yes even in the 19th Century American marriages appear to have been very complicated.
Educated in Harvard, Berlin and Cambridge, UK. He resigned from a position in Harvard and returned to Spain. After some travelling he settled into Rome for the last 40 years of his life.
If you are ever stuck for something witty to quote on Twitter just Google his name. You will find all sorts of gems such as:
History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.
Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.
Habit is stronger than reason.