Jose Ortega y Gasset Quotes (12 quotations)

1. Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do. - Jose Ortega y Gasset

2. I am I plus my circumstances. - Jose Ortega y Gasset

3. Law is born from despair of human nature. - Jose Ortega y Gasset

4. 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

5. Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do. - Jose Ortega y Gasset

6. Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else. - Jose Ortega y Gasset

7. Order is not pressure which is imposed on society from without, but an equilibrium which is set up from within. - Jose Ortega y Gasset

8. Our firmest convictions are apt to be the most suspect, they markour limitations and our bounds. Life is a pretty thing unless itis moved by the indomitable urge to extend its boundaries. - Jose Ortega y Gasset

9. The metaphor is perhaps one of man's most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God forgot inside one of His creatures when He made him. - Jose Ortega y Gasset

10. To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand. - Jose Ortega y Gasset

11. We cannot put off living until we are ready. - Jose Ortega y Gasset

12. We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands upon himself, and the latter who makes no demands on himself. - Jose Ortega y Gasset

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