Fernando Pessoa

Portugal
13 Jun 1888 // 30 Nov 1935
Poet

And, like the great damned souls, I shall always feel that thinking is worth more than living.

The Book of Disquiet

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The Book of Disquiet

Fernando Pessoa

 

On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
Essays
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."
Essays