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“Man is said to be a reasoning animal. I do not know why he has not been defined as an affective or feeling animal. Perhaps that which differentiates him from other animals is feeling rather than reason. More often I have seen a cat reason than laugh or weep. Perhaps it weeps or laughs inwardly — but then perhaps, also inwardly, the crab resolves equations of the second degree.”
Miguel de Unamuno, Tragic Sense of Life
“And usually [the philosopher] philosophizes either in order to resign himself to life, or to seek some finality in it, or to distract himself and forget his griefs, or for pastime and amusement.”
Miguel de Unamuno, Tragic Sense of Life
“The truth is that reason is the enemy of life.”
Miguel de Unamuno, Tragic Sense of Life
“Our life is a hope which is continually converting itself into memory and memory in its turn begets hope.”
Miguel de Unamuno, Tragic Sense of Life
“Man is perishing. That may be, and if it is nothingness that awaits us let us so act that it will be an unjust fate.”
Miguel de Unamuno, Tragic Sense of Life
“Yes, yes, I see it all! — an enormous social activity, a mighty civilization, a profuseness of science, of art, of industry, of morality, and afterwords, when we have filled the world with industrial marvels, with great factories, with roads, museums and libraries, we shall fall exhausted at the foot of it all, and it will subsist — for whom? Was man made for science or was science made for man?”
Miguel de Unamuno, Tragic Sense of Life
“A pedant who beheld Solon weeping for the death of a son said to him, ‘Why do you weep thus, if weeping avails nothing?’ And the sage answered him, ‘Precisely for that reason—because it does not avail.”
Miguel de Unamuno, Tragic Sense of Life
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“Warmth, warmth, more warmth! For we are dying of cold and not darkness. It is not the night that kills, but the frost.”
Miguel de Unamuno, Tragic Sense of Life
“Consciousness (conscientia) is participated knowledge, is co-feeling, and co-feeling is com-passion. Love personalizes all that it loves. Only by personalizing it can we fall in love with an idea. And when love is so great and so vital, so strong and so overflowing, that it loves everything, then it personalizes everything and discovers that the total All, that the Universe, is also a person possessing a Consciousness, a Consciousness which in its turn suffers, pities, and loves, and therefore is consciousness. And this Consciousness of the Universe, which a love, personalizing all that it loves, discovers, is what we call God.”
Miguel de Unamuno, Tragic Sense of Life
“To say that everything is idea or that everything is spirit, is the same as saying that everything is matter or that everything is energy, for if everything is idea or spirit, just as my consciousness is, it is not plain why the diamond should not endure for ever, if my consciousness, because it is idea or spirit, endures forever.”
Miguel de Unamuno, Tragic Sense of Life
“The chiefest sanctity of a temple is that it is a place to which men go to weep in common.”
Miguel de Unamuno, Tragic Sense of Life

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