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Jose Ortega y Gasset Quotes

Jose Ortega y Gasset Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Type:
Philosopher
Nationality:
Spanish
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    A revolution does not last more than fifteen years, the period which coincides with the flourishing of a generation. Jose_Ortega_y_GassetJose Ortega y Gasset
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    A revolution only lasts fifteen years, a period which coincides with the effectiveness of a generation. Jose_Ortega_y_GassetJose Ortega y Gasset
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    Abasement, degradation is simply the manner of life of the man who has refused to be what it is his duty to be. Jose_Ortega_y_GassetJose Ortega y Gasset
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    An idea is a putting truth in check-mate. Jose_Ortega_y_GassetJose Ortega y Gasset
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    Barbarism is the absence of standards to which appeal can be made. Jose_Ortega_y_GassetJose Ortega y Gasset
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    Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly by anybody who wants to see things clearly. Jose_Ortega_y_GassetJose Ortega y Gasset
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    Biography - a system in which the contradictions of a human life are unified. Jose_Ortega_y_GassetJose Ortega y Gasset
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    For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great. Jose_Ortega_y_GassetJose Ortega y Gasset
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    Hatred is a feeling which leads to the extinction of values. Jose_Ortega_y_GassetJose Ortega y Gasset
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    I am I plus my circumstances. Jose_Ortega_y_GassetJose Ortega y Gasset
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    In order to master the unruly torrent of life the learned man meditates, the poet quivers, and the political hero erects the fortress of his will. Jose_Ortega_y_GassetJose Ortega y Gasset
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    Law is born from despair of human nature. Jose_Ortega_y_GassetJose Ortega y Gasset
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    Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be. Jose_Ortega_y_GassetJose Ortega y Gasset
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    Life is an operation which is done in a forward direction. One lives toward the future, because to live consists inexorably in doing, in each individual life making itself. Jose_Ortega_y_GassetJose Ortega y Gasset
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    Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else. Jose_Ortega_y_GassetJose Ortega y Gasset
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    Poetry is adolescence fermented, and thus preserved. Jose_Ortega_y_GassetJose Ortega y Gasset
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    Rancor is an outpouring of a feeling of inferiority. Jose_Ortega_y_GassetJose Ortega y Gasset
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    Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are. Jose_Ortega_y_GassetJose Ortega y Gasset
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    The characteristic of the hour is that the commonplace mind, knowing itself to be commonplace, has the assurance to proclaim the rights of the commonplace and to impose them wherever it will. Jose_Ortega_y_GassetJose Ortega y Gasset
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    The essence of man is, discontent, divine discontent; a sort of love without a beloved, the ache we feel in a member we no longer have. Jose_Ortega_y_GassetJose Ortega y Gasset
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    The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration. Jose_Ortega_y_Gasset/21.php">Jose Ortega y Gasset
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    The poet begins where the man ends. The man's lot is to live his human life, the poet's to invent what is nonexistent. Jose_Ortega_y_Gasset/22.php">Jose Ortega y Gasset
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    There is but one way left to save a classic; to give up revering him and use him for our own salvation. Jose_Ortega_y_Gasset/23.php">Jose Ortega y Gasset
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    To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand. Jose_Ortega_y_Gasset/24.php">Jose Ortega y Gasset
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    To live is to feel oneself lost. Jose_Ortega_y_Gasset/25.php">Jose Ortega y Gasset
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    To rule is not so much a question of the heavy hand as the firm seat. Jose_Ortega_y_Gasset/26.php">Jose Ortega y Gasset
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    We cannot put off living until we are ready. Jose_Ortega_y_Gasset/27.php">Jose Ortega y Gasset
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    We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands on himself, and the latter who makes no demands on himself. Jose_Ortega_y_Gasset/28.php">Jose Ortega y Gasset
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    We have need of history in its entirety, not to fall back into it, but to see if we can escape from it. Jose_Ortega_y_Gasset/29.php">Jose Ortega y Gasset
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    We live at a time when man believes himself fabulously capable of creation, but he does not know what to create. Jose_Ortega_y_Gasset/30.php">Jose Ortega y Gasset
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    Youth does not require reasons for living, it only needs pretexts. Jose_Ortega_y_Gasset/31.php">Jose Ortega y Gasset