We do not live to think, but, on the contrary, we think in order that we may succeed in surviving.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
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.
Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.
To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand.
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.
For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great.
An 'unemployed' existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.
Barbarism is the absence of standards to which appeal can be made.
Hatred is a feeling which leads to the extinction of values.
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