Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher best known for his work The World as Will and Representation. Schopenhauer attempted to make his career as an academic by correcting and expanding Immanuel Kant's philosophy concerning the way in which we experience the world.

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If there is anything in the world that can really be called a mans property, it is surely that which is the result of his mental activity. Arthur Schopenhauer
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Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural abilities. Arthur Schopenhauer

In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods. Arthur Schopenhauer

In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head. Arthur Schopenhauer

There is no doubt that life is given us, not to be enjoyed, but to be overcome --to be got over. Arthur Schopenhauer

The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped. 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
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I owe what is best in my own development to the impression made by Kant's works, the sacred writings of the Hindus, and Plato. Arthur Schopenhauer

People of Wealth and the so called upper class suffer the most from boredom. Arthur Schopenhauer

Nothing in life gives a man so much courage as the attainment or renewal of the conviction that other people regard him with favor; because it means that everyone joins to give him help and protection, which is an infinitely stronger bulwark against the ills of life than anything he can do himself. Arthur Schopenhauer

The present is the only reality and the only certainty. Arthur Schopenhauer

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. Arthur Schopenhauer

It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character. Arthur Schopenhauer

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

A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants. Arthur Schopenhauer

Hatred comes from the heart; contempt from the head; and neither feeling is quite within our control. Arthur Schopenhauer

The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value. Arthur Schopenhauer

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 dearth. Arthur Schopenhauer

After your death you will be what you were before your birth. Arthur Schopenhauer

There is not a grain of dust, not an atom that can become nothing, yet man believes that death is the annhilation of his being. Arthur Schopenhauer

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