Quotations by Miguel de Unamuno

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Born: Thursday, September 29, 1864
Died: Thursday, December 31, 1936 (72 years old)
Profession: Educator
Nationality: Spanish


A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Arguments, Fool, Talking)

A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Love, Age, Being, Man, Old)

Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Authority, Memory, Understanding)

Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Art, Meaning, Sensations)

Consciousness is a disease.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Consciousness, 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.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: God, Idea, Affliction, Caring, Concern, Cure, May)

Faith which does not doubt is dead faith.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Faith, Doubt)

Human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barrier of systems.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Beliefs)

If a person never contradicts himself, it must be that he says nothing.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: 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.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Hope, Victory, Destiny, Fight, Injustice, Nothingness)

It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Love)

It is truer to say that martyrs create faith more than faith creates martyrs.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Faith, Martyrs)

Life is doubt, and faith without doubt is nothing but death.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Death, Faith, Life, Doubt, Nothing)

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Love, Disillusion)

Man dies of cold, not of darkness.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Darkness, Man)

Only in solitude do we find ourselves; and in finding ourselves, we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Brothers, Solitude)

Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Science, Ideas)

Some people will believe anything if you whisper it to them.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: People, Whisper, Will)

Suffering is the substance of life and the root of personality, for it is only suffering that makes us persons.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Life, Personality, Suffering)

That which the Fascists hate above all else, is intelligence.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Intelligence, Hate)

The greatest height of heroism to which an individual, like a people, can attain is to know how to face ridicule.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: People, Heroism, Ridicule)

The only way to give finality to the world is to give it consciousness.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Consciousness, World)

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

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
(Keywords: Love, Happiness, Man, Suffering, World)

To fall into a habit is to begin to cease to be.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Habit)

To love with the spirit is to pity, and he who pities most loves most.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Love, Pity, Spirit)

True science teaches, above all, to doubt and to be ignorant.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Science, Doubt)

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
(Keywords: God, Meaning, Order, Universe)

We never know, believe me, when we have succeeded best.
- Miguel de Unamuno

What we believe to be the motives of our conduct are usually but the pretexts for it.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Motives)

Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: Vision)







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