Jose Ortega y Gasset

1883 - 1955

A Quote by Jose Ortega y Gasset on save myself

I am myself and what is around me, and if I do not save it, it shall not save me.

Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883 - 1955)

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A Quote by Jose Ortega y Gasset

A man with a clear head looks at life directly, realizes that everything is problematic, and feels himself lost.  And this is the simple truth, that to be alive is to feel oneself lost. And he who accepts this has already begun to find himself, to be on solid ground.

Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883 - 1955)

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A Quote by Jose Ortega y Gasset on society, perfection, elegance, intensity, and moment

Imagine for a moment that each one of us takes only a little more care for each hour of his days, that he demands in it a little more of elegance and intensity; then, multiplying all these minute pressures toward the perfecting and deepening of each life by all the others, calculate for yourselves the gigantic enrichment, the fabulous ennobling which this process would create for human society.

Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883 - 1955)

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A Quote by Jose Ortega y Gasset on understanding and wonder

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

Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883 - 1955)

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A Quote by Jose Ortega y Gasset

Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.

Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883 - 1955)

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A Quote by Jose Ortega y Gasset on beginning and effort

Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.

Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883 - 1955)

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A Quote by Jose Ortega y Gasset on metaphor and power

The metaphor is probably the most fertile power possessed by man.

Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883 - 1955)

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A Quote by Jose Ortega y Gasset on brevity, idealism, truth, and wishes

He who wishes to teach us a truth should not tell it to us, but simply suggest it with a brief gesture, a gesture which starts an ideal trajectory in the air along which we glide until we find ourselves at the feet of the new.

Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883 - 1955)

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A Quote by Jose Ortega y Gasset on history and needs

We have need of history in its entirety, not to fall back into it, but to see if we can escape from it.

Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883 - 1955)

Source: The Revolt of the Masses, 1930

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A Quote by Jose Ortega y Gasset on dedication, emptiness, fulfillment, life, and nature

Life means to have something definite to do--a mission to fulfill--and in the measure in which we avoid setting our life to something, we make it empty. Human life, by its very nature, has to be dedicated to something.

Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883 - 1955)

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