On July 26, 1875, the Spanish poet Antonio Machado was born. He was a representative of the famous generation of 98, and that is why today we pay tribute to him with the most surprising phrases of Antonio Machado on the day of his birth.
He began with romantic features and later his poems always pursued a human commitment. A distinguished student of the Institución Libre de Enseñanza, he died in exile in the throes of the Second Spanish Republic.
The best quotes from Antonio Machado
Without time, that invention of Satan, the world would lose the anguish of waiting and the comfort of hope.
I talk to the man who always goes with me. He who speaks alone hopes to speak to God one day.
Benevolence does not mean tolerance of the mean, or conformity with the inept, but will for good.
Death is something that we should not fear because, while we are, death is not and when death is, we are not. They are the most surprising phrases of Antonio Machado on the day of his birth .
When we first saw each other, we just reminded each other. Although it may seem absurd to you, I have cried when I was aware of my love for you, for not having loved you all my life.
The poet must listen with respect to the criticism of others, because the book released for publicity no longer belongs to him. He handed it over to the judgment of men, without anyone forcing him to do so. However, give him the right not to be too docile to admonitions and advice, and it is better for him, above all, to still mistrust his own definitions.
Flee from stages, pulpits, platforms and pedestals. Never lose contact with the ground; because only then will you have an approximate idea of your height.
Whenever I deal with men from the fields, I think about how much they know and we ignore, and how little it matters to them to know how much we know.
When they walk, they ride on the back of an old mule, and they do not know the rush even on feast days. Where there is wine, they drink wine; where there is no wine, fresh water. They are good people who live, work, spend and dream, and on a day like so many they rest underground.
I have seen wild claws on polished hands; I know musical rooks and lyrical pigs … The most rogue puts his hand to his heart, and the thickest brute is charged with reason.
Learn to doubt and you will end up doubting your own doubt; in this way God rewards the skeptic and the believer.