Miguel de Unamuno

Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo (September 29, 1864-December 31, 1936) was an essayist, novelist, poet, playwright and philosopher from Bilbao, Biscay, Spain

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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.
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
Life is doubt, and faith without doubt is nothing but death.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Man dies of cold, not of darkness.
Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.
That which the Fascists hate above all else, is intelligence.
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.
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.
To love with the spirit is to pity, and he who pities most loves most.
Use harms and even destroys beauty. The noblest function of an object is to be contemplated.
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.
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.
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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