Quotes of Jose Ortega Y Gasset

“ Order is not pressure which is imposed on society from without, but an equilibrium which is set up from within. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ One does not hunt in order to kill; on the contrary, one kills in order to have hunted...If one were to present the sportsman with the death of the animal as a gift he would refuse it. What he is after is having to win it, to conquer the surly brute through his own effort and skill with all the extras that this carries with it: the immersion in the countryside, the healthfulness of the exercise, the distraction from his job. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt. ”

- José Ortega y Gassett

“ We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its urgency, ‘here and now’ without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point. blank. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ On the Bigotry of Culture: : it presented us with culture, with thought as something justified in itself, that is, which requires no justification but is valid by it's own essence, whatever its concrete employment and content maybe. Human life was to put itself at the service of culture because only thus would it become charged with value. From which it would follow that human life, our pure existence was, in itself, a mean and worthless thing. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ El buen lector es que tiene casi constantemente la impresión de que no se ha enterado bien. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ The only thing that interests the physicist is finding out on what assumptions a framework of things can be constructed which will enable us to know how to use them mechanically. Physics, as I have said on another occasion, is the technique of techniques and the ars combinatoria for fabricating machines. It is a knowledge which has scarcely anything to do with comprehension. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ We do not live to think, but, on the contrary, we think in order that we may succeed in surviving. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ The only thing that interests the physicist is finding out on what assumptions a framework of things can be constructed which will enable us to know how to use them mechanically. Physics, as I have said on another occasion, is the technique of techniques and the ars combinatoria for fabricating machines. It is a knowledge which has scarcely anything to do with comprehension. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ The only thing that interests the physicist is finding out on what assumptions a framework of things can be constructed which will enable us to know how to use them mechanically. Physics, as I have said on another occasion, is the technique of techniques and the ars combinatoria for fabricating machines. It is a knowledge which has scarcely anything to do with comprehension. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ Biography is: a system in which the contradictions of a human life are unified. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ To rule is not so much a question of the heavy hand as the firm seat. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ Life is a petty thing unless it is moved by the indomitable urge to extend its boundaries. Only in proportion as we are desirous of living more do we really live. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ Our firmest convictions are apt to be the most suspect; they mark our limitations and our bounds. Life is a petty thing unless it is moved by the indomitable urge to extend its boundaries. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ Towns are full of people, houses full of tenants, hotels full of guests, trains full of travelers, cafes full of customers, parks full of promenaders, consulting-rooms of famous doctors full of patients, theatres full of spectators, and beaches full of bathers… ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ The essence of man is, discontent, divine discontent; a sort of love without a beloved, the ache we feel in a member we no longer have. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ To rule is not so much a question of the heavy hand as the firm seat. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ To rule is not so much a question of the heavy hand as the firm seat. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ Towns are full of people, houses full of tenants, hotels full of guests, trains full of travelers, cafes full of customers, parks full of promenaders, consulting-rooms of famous doctors full of patients, theatres full of spectators, and beaches full of bathers… ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ Towns are full of people, houses full of tenants, hotels full of guests, trains full of travelers, cafes full of customers, parks full of promenaders, consulting-rooms of famous doctors full of patients, theatres full of spectators, and beaches full of bathers… ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ Order is not pressure which is imposed on society from without, but an equilibrium which is set up from within. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ I am I plus my surroundings and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ We live at a time when man believes himself fabulously capable of creation, but he does not know what to create. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ A revolution does not last more than fifteen years, the period which coincides with the flourishing of a generation. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ A revolution only lasts fifteen years, a period which coincides with the effectiveness of a generation. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ An idea is a putting truth in check-mate.'. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ Were art to redeem man, it could do so only by saving him from the seriousness of life and restoring him to an unexpected boyishness. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset
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