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Miguel de Unamuno Quotes


An essayist, novelist, poet, playwright and philosopher from Bilbao, Biscay, Basque Country, Spain.
(1864 - 1936)

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

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

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

Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.
 

Consciousness is a disease.
 

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.
 

Faith which does not doubt is dead faith.
 

Fear is the start of wisdom.
 

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

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

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 sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.
[Able]
 

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

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

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
[Love]
 

Man dies of cold, not of darkness.
 

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

Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.
 

Science says: "We must live," and seeks the means of prolonging, increasing, facilitating and amplifying life, of making it tolerable and acceptable; wisdom says: "We must die," and seeks how to make us die well.
[Acceptance]
 

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


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