Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.
Quote by Jose Ortega Y Gasset
To rule is not so much a question of the heavy hand as the firm...
There may be as much nobility in being last as in being first, because the...
The essence of man is, discontent, divine discontent; a sort of love without a beloved,...
Youth does not require reasons for living, it only needs pretexts.
An idea is a putting truth in check-mate.
Law is born from despair of human nature.
Rancor is an outpouring of a feeling of inferiority.
We cannot put off living until we are ready.
Our firmest convictions are apt to be the most suspect, they mark our limitations and...
Poetry is adolescence fermented, and thus preserved.
We live at a time when man believes himself fabulously capable of creation, but he...
The metaphor is perhaps one of man's most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic,...
Stupefaction, when it persists, becomes stupidity.
There is but one way left to save a classic; to give up revering him...
Barbarism is the absence of standards to which appeal can be made.
We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is...
Under the species of Syndicalism and Fascism there appears for the first time in Europe...
The difficulties which I meet with in order to realize my existence are precisely what...
Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.
An 'unemployed' existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.