There may be as much nobility in being last as in being first, because the two positions are equally necessary in the world, the one to complement the other.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Hatred is a feeling which leads to the extinction of values.
Rancor is an outpouring of a feeling of inferiority.
Youth does not require reasons for living, it only needs pretexts.
I am I plus my circumstances.
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.
The characteristic of the hour is that the commonplace mind, knowing itself to be commonplace, has the assurance to proclaim the rights of the commonplace and to impose them wherever it will.
To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand.
In order to master the unruly torrent of life the learned man meditates, the poet quivers, and the political hero erects the fortress of his will.