Miguel de Unamuno

Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo (29 September 1864 - 31 December 1936) was a Spanish essayist, novelist, poet, playwright and philosopher.
Found 54 thoughts of Miguel de Unamuno

The worst intolerance is of that which we call reason.

Miguel de Unamuno

What we don't hope for we can't believe, nor can we believe in what we don't hope for.

Miguel de Unamuno

Knowing how to cry is the wisdom of simplicity.

Miguel de Unamuno

Many times sincerity all of a sudden becomes too much to handle.

Miguel de Unamuno

Man lives off of reason, but survives off of dreams.

Miguel de Unamuno

Faith is not about believing in things you have seen, but believing in what you have not seen.

Miguel de Unamuno

He who has no desire to become someone, will end up being no one.

Miguel de Unamuno

Freedom is a common good, and as long as everyone doesn't participate, those who think they're free won't be.

Miguel de Unamuno

Being skeptical is not about being doubtful, but about carefully investigating the cause.

Miguel de Unamuno

I talk about myself a lot, because I'm the man that I have close at hand.

Miguel de Unamuno

Only he who knows is free, and even more free is the one knows more...Only culture yeilds freedom...don't profess the freedom to fly, but give wings instead; not that of thinking, but of thoughts. The freedom we must give to the people is that of culture.

Miguel de Unamuno

Compared to affective values reasons are worth nothing, because reasons are nothing but reasons, it's to say that, they aren't even truths.

Miguel de Unamuno

Life is doubt, and faith without doubt is only death.

Miguel de Unamuno

Languages, like religions, live off heresey.

Miguel de Unamuno

What is reason? Reason is something that we are all in agreement with. Truth is something else. Reason is social; the truth, individual.

Miguel de Unamuno

Let this be said once and for all: it's not about avoiding pain, because pain is inevitable; it's about choosing the consequences of pain.

Miguel de Unamuno

It is impossible to win without someone else losing.

Miguel de Unamuno

Since when should the author of a book be the one who understands it best?

Miguel de Unamuno

Language is useful for conserving our thoughts. We speak when we don't want to think.

Miguel de Unamuno

Wait, only he who waits lives. But he fears the day in which his hopes become just a memory.

Miguel de Unamuno

In order to hit the nail on the head you need to hit a horseshoe a hundred times.

Miguel de Unamuno

One of the advantages of not being happy is that you can wish for happiness.

Miguel de Unamuno

Literature is slaughtered by journalism.

Miguel de Unamuno

With the wood of our memories we build our hopes.

Miguel de Unamuno

To devote one's self to others is to be selfless.

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