Antonio Machado, fully Antonio Cipriano José María y Francisco de Santa Ana Machado y Ruiz

Antonio
Machado, fully Antonio Cipriano José María y Francisco de Santa Ana Machado y Ruiz
1875
1939

Spanish Poet

Author Quotes

Wherever learning breeds specialists, the sum of human culture is enhanced thereby. That is the illusion and consolation of specialists.

Man would be otherwise. That is the essence of the specifically human.

To see things as they are, the eyes must be open; to see things as other than they are, they must be open even wider; to see things as better than they are, they must be open to the full.

The only living language is the language in which we think and have our being.

There is no way of seeing things without first taking leave of them.

Man's passion for truth is such that he will welcome the bitterest of all postulates so long as it strikes him as true.

The absence of vices adds so little to the sum of one's virtues.

Author Picture
First Name
Antonio
Last Name
Machado, fully Antonio Cipriano José María y Francisco de Santa Ana Machado y Ruiz
Birth Date
1875
Death Date
1939
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Spanish Poet