Jorge Santayana on Opinions

From Letters of George Santayana

“”… I too am too old, and my feelings spring from too many deep and remote sources in the past, for me to change, or to be influenced by newspaper arguments. When I read them I form perhaps a new opinion of the newspaper but seldom a new opinion on the subject discussed. We must put up with other people’s irrationalities, and with our own, which are far more troublesome.”