José Ortega y Gasset

-An unemployed existence is a negation worse than death itself because to live means to have something definite to do … a mission to fulfill … and in the measure in which we avoid setting our life to something, we make it empty …. Human life, by its very nature, has to be dedicated to something.

-I am I plus my surroundings; and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself.
José Ortega y Gasset