Who is 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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Talent hits a target no one else can hit, genius hits a target no one else can see.
The more unintelligent a man is, the
less mysterious existence seems to him.
Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't
expect an angel to look out.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.
is an intellect that has become unfaithful to its destiny.
The person who writes for fools is always sure
of a large audience.
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Almost all of our sorrows spring out
of our relations with other people.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
A man of genius can hardly be sociable, for what dialogues could indeed be so
intelligent and entertaining as his own monologues?
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own.
To free a
person from error is to give, and not to take away.
Religion is the masterpiece of the art
of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
About Arthur Schopenhauer
Quotes 131 sayings Nationality German Profession Philosopher Birthday February 22, 1788
Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.
To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.
To marry is to halve your rights and double your duties.
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.
Hatred comes from
the heart; contempt from the head; and neither feeling is quite within our control.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
The wise have always said the same things, and fools, who are the majority have always done just the opposite.
Human existence must be a kind of error.
..it may be said of it, 'it is bad today and every day it will get worse, until the worst of all happens'.
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same
is true of fame.
The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great
talent it is hypocrisy.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.
No one can transcend their own individuality.
A word too much always defeats its purpose.
Our first ideas of life are generally taken from fiction rather than fact.
Vengeance taken will often tear the heart and torment the conscience.
Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is
the positive element of life.
Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first
see a letter from them.
Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another's money. Idiots!
The present is the only reality and the only certainty.
If we were not all so excessively interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.
Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
The greatest achievements of the human mind
are generally received with distrust.
There is no doubt that life is given us, not to be enjoyed, but to be overcome --to be got over.
It is in the treatment of trifles that a person shows what they are.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us.
Money is human happiness in the abstract: he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes his heart entirely to money.
The fundament upon which all our knowledge and learning rests is the inexplicable.
Journalists are like dogs, when ever anything moves they begin to bark.
Fame is something that must be won. Honor is something that must not be lost.