It is sad not to be loved, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.
Miguel de Unamuno, To a Young Writer
True science teaches, above all, to doubt and to be ignorant.Miguel De Unamuno
Science robs men of wisdom and usually converts them into phantom beings loaded up with facts.Miguel De Unamuno
El use estropea y hasta destruye toda belleza. La función más noble de los objetos es la de ser contemplados.Miguel De Unamuno
Whenever a man talks he lies, and so far as he talks to himself — that is to say, so far as he thinks, knowing that he thinks — he lies to himself. The only truth in human life is that which is physiological. Speech — this thing that they call a social product — was made for lying.Miguel De Unamuno
We never know, believe me, when we have succeeded best.Miguel De Unamuno
There is no tyranny in the world more hateful than that of ideas. Ideas bring ideophobia, and the consequence is that people begin to persecute their neighbors in the name of ideas. I loathe and detest all labels, and the only label that I could now tolerate would be that of ideoclast or idea breaker.Miguel De Unamuno
Talking to a peasant one day, I suggested to him the hypothesis that there might indeed be a God who governs heaven and earth, a Consciousness or Conscience of the Universe, but that even so it would not be sufficient reason to assume that the soul of every man was immortal in the traditional and concrete sense. And he replied, "Then what good is God?"Miguel De Unamuno
I would say that teleology is theology, and that God is not a "because," but rather an "in order to."Miguel De Unamuno
None are so likely to believe too little as those who have begun by believing too much.Miguel De Unamuno
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