Best Quotes by Jose Ortega y Gasset (Top 10)

  1. Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.
  2. The most radical division that it is possible to make of humanity is that which splits it into two classes of creatures: Those who make great demands on themselves, piling up difficulties and duties; and those who demand nothing special of themselves, bu
  3. 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.
  4. Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when we are not an artist.
  5. Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.
  6. 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.
  7. I am I plus my circumstances.
  8. I am I plus my surroundings; and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself.
  9. Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do.
  10. Abasement, degradation is simply the manner of life of the man who has refused to be what it is his duty to be.

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