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

— Miguel de Unamuno

The most craziest Miguel de Unamuno quotes that will activate your inner potential

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

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

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

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

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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.

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Only in solitude do we find ourselves;

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

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We should try to be the parents of our future rather than the offspring of our past.

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Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible.

35

My aim is to agitate and disturb people. I'm not selling bread; I'm selling yeast.

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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.

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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.

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Faith which does not doubt is dead faith.

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About Miguel de Unamuno

Quotes 110 sayings
Nationality Spanish
Profession Educator
Birthday October 16

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

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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

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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.

12

Isolation is the worst possible counselor.

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

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Scholasticism, a concept which does not bear criticism, is a theological concept specifically designed to sustain faith in the immortality of the soul.

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I believe in God as I believe in my friends, because I feel the breath of His affection, feel His invisible and intangible hand, drawing me, leading me, grasping me; because I possess an inner consciousness of a particular providence and of a universal mind that marks out for me the course of my own destiny.

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There is no tyranny in the world more hateful than that of ideas.

Ideas bring ideophobia, and the consequence is that people begin to persecute their neighbors in the name of ideas. I loathe and detest all labels, and the only label that I could now tolerate would be that of ideoclast or idea breaker.

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Hell has been conceived as a police institution, to inspire fear in this world.

But the worst of it all is that it no longer frightens anyone, and therefore it will have to be closed down.

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

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

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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.

7

Chemistry ought to be not for chemists alone.

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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.

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

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

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Man dies of cold, not of darkness.

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

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

5

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

5

Men shout to avoid listening to one another.

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

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

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

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My work...is to shatter the faith of men here, there, and everywhere, faith in affirmation, faith in negation, and faith in abstention from faith, and this for the sake of faith in faith itself.

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Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.

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Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.

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And killing time is perhaps the essence of comedy, just as the essence of tragedy is killing eternity.

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It is not usually our ideas that make us optimistic or pessimistic, but it is our optimism or pessimism of physiological or pathological origin that makes our ideas.

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Consciousness is a disease.

3

The mists remain of the false glory that erupts from history.

3

Whenever a man talks he lies, and so far as he talks to himself - that is to say, so far as he thinks, knowing that he thinks - he lies to himself. The only truth in human life is that which is physiological. Speech - this thing that they call a social product - was made for lying.

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While men believe themselves to be seeking truth for its own sake, they are in fact seeking life in truth.

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These terrible sociologists, who are the astrologers and alchemists of our twentieth century.

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We men do nothing but lie and make ourselves important.

Speech was invented for the purpose of magnifying all of our sensations and impressions — perhaps so that we could believe in them.

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The only reactionaries are those who find themselves at home in the present.

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The moment love is equated with happiness, it is satisfied — and is no longer love. The satisfied, the happy ones, do not love; they fall asleep in habit, near neighbor to annihilation.

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