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Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes & Quotations
Arthur Schopenhauer
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    A man can be himself only so long as he is alone. Arthur-SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer
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    A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants. Arthur-SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer
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    After your death you will be what you were before your birth. Arthur-SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer
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    Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another's money. Idiots! Arthur-SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer
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    Compassion is the basis of morality. Arthur-SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer
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    Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death. Arthur-SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer
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    Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. Arthur-SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer
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    Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection. Arthur-SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer
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    Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour. Arthur-SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer
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    Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world. Arthur-SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer
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    For an author to write as he speaks is just as reprehensible as the opposite fault, to speak as he writes; for this gives a pedantic effect to what he says, and at the same time makes him hardly intelligible. Arthur-SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer
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    Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune. Arthur-SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer
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    Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude. Arthur-SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer
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    Hatred is an affair of the heart; contempt that of the head. Arthur-SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer
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    Honor means that a man is not exceptional; fame, that he is. Fame is something which must be won; honor, only something which must not be lost. Arthur-SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer
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    If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it. Arthur-SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer
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    If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him. Arthur-SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer
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    In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head. Arthur-SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer
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    In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one's rights and double one's duties. Arthur-SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer
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    In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods. Arthur-SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer
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    It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain. Arthur-Schopenhauer/">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    It is in the treatment of trifles that a person shows what they are. Arthur-Schopenhauer/">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    It is only a man's own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them. For it is these that he really and completely understands. To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of someone else's meal, like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger. Arthur-Schopenhauer/">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us. Arthur-Schopenhauer/">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    It is with trifles, and when he is off guard, that a man best reveals his character. Arthur-Schopenhauer/">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Journalists are like dogs, when ever anything moves they begin to bark. Arthur-Schopenhauer/">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed. Arthur-Schopenhauer/">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies. Arthur-Schopenhauer/">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right. Arthur-Schopenhauer/">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point. Arthur-Schopenhauer/">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Newspapers are the second hand of history. This hand, however, is usually not only of inferior metal to the other hands, it also seldom works properly. Arthur-Schopenhauer/">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect. Arthur-Schopenhauer/">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law. If it goes past the centre of gravity on one side, it must go a like distance on the other; and it is only after a certain time that it finds the true point at which it can remain at rest. Arthur-Schopenhauer/">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors. Arthur-Schopenhauer/">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax. Arthur-Schopenhauer/">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Rascals are always sociable, more's the pity! and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others' company. Arthur-Schopenhauer/">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own. Arthur-Schopenhauer/">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another. Arthur-Schopenhauer/">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    The brain may be regarded as a kind of parasite of the organism, a pensioner, as it were, who dwells with the body. Arthur-Schopenhauer/">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time. Arthur-Schopenhauer/">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice. Arthur-Schopenhauer/41.php">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity. Arthur-Schopenhauer/42.php">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it. Arthur-Schopenhauer/43.php">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust. Arthur-Schopenhauer/44.php">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness. Arthur-Schopenhauer/45.php">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    The man never feels the want of what it never occurs to him to ask for. Arthur-Schopenhauer/46.php">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. Arthur-Schopenhauer/47.php">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    The wise have always said the same things, and fools, who are the majority have always done just the opposite. Arthur-Schopenhauer/48.php">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity. Arthur-Schopenhauer/49.php">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them. Arthur-Schopenhauer/50.php">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them. Arthur-Schopenhauer/51.php">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    To free a person from error is to give, and not to take away. Arthur-Schopenhauer/52.php">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    To live alone is the fate of all great souls. Arthur-Schopenhauer/53.php">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame. Arthur-Schopenhauer/54.php">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Wicked thoughts and worthless efforts gradually set their mark on the face, especially the eyes. Arthur-Schopenhauer/55.php">Arthur Schopenhauer
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    With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy. Arthur-Schopenhauer/56.php">Arthur Schopenhauer