Miguel de Unamuno - Quotes

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Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning. ---->>>

A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man.

A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man.

It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.

It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.

There is no true love save in suffering, and in this world we have to choose either love, which is suffering, or happiness. Man is the more man - that is, the more divine - the greater his capacity for suffering, or rather, for anguish. ---->>>

Some people will believe anything if you whisper it to them. ---->>>

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion. ---->>>

A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about. ---->>>

Cure yourself of the affliction of caring how you appear to others. Concern yourself only with how you appear before God, concern yourself only with the idea that God may have of you. ---->>>

Suffering is the substance of life and the root of personality, for it is only suffering that makes us persons. ---->>>

Only in solitude do we find ourselves; and in finding ourselves, we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude. ---->>>

The only way to give finality to the world is to give it consciousness. ---->>>

The skeptic does not mean him who doubts, but him who investigates or researches, as opposed to him who asserts and thinks that he has found. ---->>>

If it is nothingness that awaits us, let us make an injustice of it; let us fight against destiny, even though without hope of victory.

If it is nothingness that awaits us, let us make an injustice of it; let us fight against destiny, even though without hope of victory.

It is truer to say that martyrs create faith more than faith creates martyrs.

It is truer to say that martyrs create faith more than faith creates martyrs.

The greatest height of heroism to which an individual, like a people, can attain is to know how to face ridicule. ---->>>

Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory. ---->>>

To love with the spirit is to pity, and he who pities most loves most. ---->>>

Life is doubt, and faith without doubt is nothing but death. ---->>>

To fall into a habit is to begin to cease to be.

To fall into a habit is to begin to cease to be.

Consciousness is a disease. ---->>>

Man dies of cold, not of darkness.

Man dies of cold, not of darkness.

True science teaches, above all, to doubt and to be ignorant. ---->>>

What we believe to be the motives of our conduct are usually but the pretexts for it. ---->>>

Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.

Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.

Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you. ---->>>

That which the Fascists hate above all else, is intelligence. ---->>>

If a person never contradicts himself, it must be that he says nothing. ---->>>

Faith which does not doubt is dead faith. ---->>>

We need God, not in order to understand the why, but in order to feel and sustain the ultimate wherefore, to give a meaning to the universe. ---->>>

We never know, believe me, when we have succeeded best.

We never know, believe me, when we have succeeded best.

Human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barrier of systems. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Spanish
Born: September 29, 1864
Birthplace: Bilbao, Biscay, Spain
Die: 12-31, 1936
Occupation: Educator
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Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo (29 September 1864 – 31 December 1936) was a Spanish essayist, novelist, poet, playwright, philosopher, professor of Greek and Classics, and later rector at the University of Salamanca. His major philosophical essay was The Tragic Sense of Life (1912), and his most famous novel was Abel Sánchez: The History of a Passion (1917), a modern exploration of the Cain and Abel story (wikipedia)