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

Miguel de Unamuno on personality
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To fall into a habit is to begin to cease to be.

Miguel de Unamuno on habits
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Life is doubt, and faith without doubt is nothing but death.

Miguel de Unamuno on doubt
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Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.

Miguel de Unamuno on tolerance
5

Man dies of cold, not of darkness.

Miguel de Unamuno on despair
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Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.

Miguel de Unamuno on science
4

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

Miguel de Unamuno on fascism
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The only way to give finality to the world is to give it consciousness.

Miguel de Unamuno on thought
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To love with the spirit is to pity, and he who pities most loves most.

Miguel de Unamuno on sympathy
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Only in solitude do we find ourselves;

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

Miguel de Unamuno on solitude
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It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.

Miguel de Unamuno on love
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Fascism is cured by reading, and racism is cured by traveling.

Miguel de Unamuno on reading
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About Miguel de Unamuno

Name Miguel de Unamuno
Quotes 22 quotations
Nationality Spanish
Profession Educator
Birthday October 16
About Miguel de Unamuno was born in the medieval centre of Bilbao, Basque Country, the son of Félix de Unamuno and Salomé Jugo. As a young man, he was interested in the Basque language, and competed for a teaching position in the Instituto de Bilbao, against Sabino Arana. The contest was finally won by the Basque scholar Resurrección María de Azcue.
Top topics love, suffering, world, true, divine

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

Miguel de Unamuno on love
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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.

Miguel de Unamuno on anguish
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If a person never contradicts himself, it must be that he says nothing.

Miguel de Unamuno on contradicts
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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.

Miguel de Unamuno on vanity
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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.

Miguel de Unamuno on doubt
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What we believe to be the motives of our conduct are usually but the pretexts for it.

Miguel de Unamuno on conduct
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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.

Miguel de Unamuno on suffering
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At times to be silent is to lie. You will win because you have enough brute force. But you will not convince. For to convince you need to persuade. And in order to persuade you would need what you lack: Reason and Right.

Miguel de Unamuno on argument
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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.

Miguel de Unamuno on god
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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.

Miguel de Unamuno on argument
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