José Ortega y Gasset was a Spanish philosopher.
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“We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands on himself, and the latter who makes no demands on himself.”
Jose Ortega y Gasset
“We have need of history in its entirety, not to fall back into it, but to see if we can escape from it”
“Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when we are not an artist.”
“For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great.”
“Law is born from despair of human nature.”
“We live at a time when man believes himself fabulously capable of creation, but he does not know what to create.”
“Poetry is adolescence fermented and thus preserved”
“The metaphor is perhaps one of man's most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God forgot inside one of His creatures when He made him.”
“To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand.”
“An idea is a putting truth in check-mate.”
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