Florbela Espanca

8 Dec 1894 // 8 Dec 1930


One Can Only Be Happy Simplifying (1)

One can only be happy simplifying, simplifying always, ripping of, diminishing, crushing, reducing; and intelligence creates around us an immense sea of waves, of foams, of wreckage, among which we a...

To Love Intensely (2)

What in the world is the worth of being smart, being an artist, being someone, when happiness is so simple! It exists more in the plain beings, the simple ones, and therefore your bride before, is ma...



On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."