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Quotations by Miguel de Unamuno

Faith which does not doubt is dead faith.

Fear is the start of wisdom.

Hope in action is charity, and beauty in action is goodness.

If a person never contradicts himself, it must be that he says nothing.

In most of the histories of philosophy that I know, philosophic systems are presented to us as if growing out of one another spontaneously, and their authors, the philosophers, appear only as mere pretexts. The inner biography of the philosophers, of the men who philosophized, occupies only a secondary place. And yet it is precisely this inner biography that explains for us most things.

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The Tragic Sense of Life, p. 2, Dover Publications, 1954 (orig. 1921)

It is not the shilling I give you that counts, but the warmth that it carries with it from my hand.

It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.

Life is doubt, and faith without doubt is nothing but death.

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.

Man dies of cold, not of darkness.