Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer – It is only a man’s…


“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

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Arthur Schopenhauer – Money is human happiness in…


“Money is human happiness in the abstract he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money.”
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Arthur Schopenhauer – They tell us that suicide…


“They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice… that suicide is wrong when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.”
-Arthur Schopenhauer

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Arthur Schopenhauer – Men are by nature merely…


“Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another but women are by nature enemies.”
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Arthur Schopenhauer – Buying books would be a…


“Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.”
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Arthur Schopenhauer – There is no absurdity so…


“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.”
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Arthur Schopenhauer – The greatest of follies is…


“The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.”
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Arthur Schopenhauer – Will power is to the…


“Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.”
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Arthur Schopenhauer – With people of limited ability…


“With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.”
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Arthur Schopenhauer – All truth passes through three…


“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”
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