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Miguel De Unamuno Quotes

(1864-1936), Spanish Philosophical Writer

When a thing is said to be not worth refuting you may be sure that either it is flagrantly stupid -- in which case all comment is superfluous -- or it is something formidable, the very crux of the problem.

Category: Argument

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

Category: Consciousness

Man dies of cold, not of darkness.

Category: Despair

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

Category: Doubt

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

Category: Fascism

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.

Category: God

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

Category: Habit

For it is the suffering flesh, it is suffering, it is death, that lovers perpetuate upon the earth. Love is at once the brother, son, and father of death, which is its sister, mother, and daughter. And thus it is that in the depth of love there is a depth

Category: Love

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

Category: Pity

Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.

Category: Science And Scientists

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.

Category: Skepticism

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.

Category: Suffering

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.

Category: Vanity