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Miguel de Unamuno
Spanish philosopher and writer
(1864-1937)



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Life is doubt.
And faith without doubt is nothing but death.
-- Poesias

An idea does not pass from one language to another without change.
-- The Tragic Sense of Life

It is not usually our ideas that make us optimistic or pessimistic, but it is our optimism or pessimism of physiological or pathological origin that makes our ideas.
-- The Tragic Sense of Life

Science robs men of wisdom and usually converts them into phantom beings loaded up with facts.
-- Essays and Soliloquies

Cure yourself of the condition of bothering about how you look to other people. Concern yourself only with how you appear to God, with the idea that God has of you.
-- Life of Don Quixote and Sancha

They will conquer but they will not convince.
-- Referring to the Franco rebels. Attributed.


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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