40 Total Quotes

Miguel Unamuno Quotes

And wherefore do you want to be immortal? you ask me, wherefore? Frankly, I do not understand the question, for it is to ask the reason of the reason, the end of the end, the principle of the principle.
Miguel Unamuno
#Ask

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
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#Skepticism

The vanity of the passing world and love are the two fundamental and heart-penetrating notes of true poetry. And they are two notes of which neither can be sounded without causing the other to vibrate.
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#Heart

Science is a cemetery of dead ideas
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#Death

Those who believe that they believe in God, but without passion in their hearts, without anguish in mind, without uncertainty, without doubt, without an element of despair even in their consolation, believe only in the God idea, not God Himself
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#Atheism

If it is nothingness that awaits us, let us make an injustice of it; let us fight against destiny, even though without hope of victory
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#Destiny

It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.
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#American Journalist #Friends Or Friendship #Quote of the Day #Advise

To awaken the sleeping and rouse the loitering is a work of supreme mercy, and to seek the truth in everything and everywhere, reveal fraud, foolishness and ineptitude is a work of supreme religious piety.
Miguel Unamuno
#Mercy

Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.
Miguel Unamuno
#Quotes #Art

Cure yourself of the affliction of caring how you appear to others. Concern yourself only with how you appear before God, concern yourself only with the idea that God may have of you.
Miguel Unamuno
#Quotes #Affliction

If a person never contradicts himself, it must be that he says nothing.
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#Quotes

True science teaches, above all, to doubt and to be ignorant
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#Doubt

A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about.
Miguel Unamuno
#Argument

Suffering is the substance of life and the root of personality, for it is only suffering that makes us persons.
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#Quotes

What we believe to be the motives of our conduct are usually but the pretexts for it.
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#Quotes

It is truer to say that martyrs create faith more than faith creates martyrs
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#Faith

Some people will believe anything if you whisper it to them.
Miguel Unamuno
#Belief #Pearls of Wisdom #Positive #Editor's Pick #Quote of the Day

Human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barrier of systems.
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#Belief

Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
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#Quotes

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.
Miguel Unamuno
#Worth

The only way to give finality to the world is to give it consciousness.
Miguel Unamuno
#Consciousness