Jose Ortega y Gasset Quotes

An ''unemployed'' existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.

Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

Liberalism is the supreme form of generosity; it is the right which the majority concedes to minorities and hence itis the noblest cry that has ever resounded on this planet.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

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 Gasset

Hatred is a feeling which leads to the extinction of values.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

Poetry is adolescence fermented and thus preserved

Jose Ortega y Gasset

Civilization is nothing more than the effort to reduce the use of force to the last resort.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

There may be as much nobility in being last as in being first, because the two positions are equally necessary in the world, the one to complement the other.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration.

Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Under the species of Syndicalism and Fascism there appears for the first time in Europe a type of man who does not want to give reasons or to be right, but simply shows himself resolved to impose his opinions.

Jose Ortega y Gasset
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