José Ortega Y Gasset

(1883_1955 / Madrid)

José Ortega Y Gasset Quotes

  • ''In these years we are witnessing the gigantic spectacle of innumerable human lives wandering about lost in their own labyrinths, through not having anything to which to give themselves.''
    José Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955), Spanish essayist, philosopher. The Revolt of the Masses, ch. 14, sct. 4 (1930).
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  • ''We have need of history in its entirety, not to fall back into it, but to see if we can escape from it.''
    José Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955), Spanish essayist, philosopher. The Revolt of the Masses, ch. 10 (1930).
  • ''A revolution does not last more than fifteen years, the period which coincides with the flourishing of a generation.''
    José Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955), Spanish essayist, philosopher. The Revolt of the Masses, ch. 10 (1930).
  • ''Hatred is a feeling which leads to the extinction of values.''
    José Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955), Spanish essayist, philosopher. "To the Reader," Meditations on Quixote (1914).
  • ''I am I plus my surroundings and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself.''
    José Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955), Spanish essayist, philosopher. "To the Reader," Meditations on Quixote (1914).
  • ''The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration.''
    José Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955), Spanish essayist, philosopher. "To the Reader," Meditations on Quixote (1914).
  • ''For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great.''
    José Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955), Spanish essayist, philosopher. "To the Reader," Meditations on Quixote (1914).

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