Jose Ortega Y Gasset Quotes

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Jose Ortega Y Gasset Quotes

The librarians mission should be, not like up to now, a mere handling of the book as an object, but rather a know how (mise au point) of the book as a vital function.
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Life is an operation which is done in a forward direction. One lives toward the future, because to live consists inexorably in doing, in each individual life making itself.

— Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Rancor is an outpouring of a feeling of inferiority.

— Jose Ortega Y Gasset

There are people who so arrange their lives that they feed themselves only on side dishes.

— Jose Ortega Y Gasset

To be free means to be lacking in constitutive identity.

— Jose Ortega Y Gasset

In our rather stupid time, hunting is belittled and misunderstood, many refusing to see it for the vital vacation from the human condition that it is, or to acknowledge that the hunter does not hunt in order to kill; on the contrary, he kills in order to have hunted.

— Jose Ortega Y Gasset

When you are fed up with the troublesome present, take your gun, whistle for your dog, and go out to the mountain.

— Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Triumph cannot help being cruel.

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Man is a fugitive from nature.

— Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Liberalism ... is the noblest cry that has ever resounded in this planet.

— Jose Ortega Y Gasset

History is the science of people.

— Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Living is nothing more or less than doing one thing instead of another.

— Jose Ortega Y Gasset

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