quote by Arthur Schopenhauer

Life is short and truth works far and lives long: let us speak the truth.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

Inspiring German Philosophy quotations

The Germans are the most philosophic people in the world, and the greatest smokers: now I trace their philosophy to their smoking. Smoking has a sedative effect upon the nerves, and enables a man to bear the sorrows of this life (of which every one has his share) not only decently, but dignifiedly.


German philosophy quote Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the r
Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.

The old harlot, German philosophy, has finally turned into a church lady.

German philosophy quote My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me
My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.

It is love, and not German philosophy, that is the true explanation of the world, whatever may be the explanation of the next.

And finally, to call to mind the enormous influence which German philosophy--I hope you understand its right to inverted commas-

The great German idealists from Kant to Hegel saw this idealism or nihilism as a reductio ad absurdum of any philosophy, and so they struggled by all conceptual means to avoid it.


German philosophy quote Leisure is the mother of philosophy.
Leisure is the mother of philosophy.

The years 1781 to 1793 are crucial for many reasons, but chiefly because they pose in an especially clear way the main problem of German philosophy for the next century. This is the old conflict between reason and faith which recurred during the pantheism controversy between Jacobi and Mendelssohn.

Frankly, I do not like the idea of conversations to define the term "unconditional surrender."The German people can have dinned into their ears what I said in my Christmas Eve speech--in effect, that we have no thought of destroying the German people and that we want them to live through the generations like other European peoples on condition, of course, that they get rid of their present philosophy of conquest.

The Marxist doctrine is omnipotent because it is true.

It is comprehensive and harmonious, and provides men with an integral world outlook irreconcilable with any form of superstition, reaction, or defence of bourgeois oppression. It is the legitimate successor to the best that man produced in the nineteenth century, as represented by German philosophy, English political economy and French socialism.

German philosophy quote Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

When he was twenty-three or twenty-four my father began to learn German and read philosophy in his spare hours, which did not look as though he were destined to remain long on board ship!

The Germans are the most philosophic people in the world, and the greatest smokers: now I trace their philosophy to their smoking. Smoking has a sedative effect upon the nerves, and enables a man to bear the sorrows of this life (of which every one has his share) not only decently, but dignifiedly.


German Marxian's coined the dictum: If socialism is against human nature, then human nature must be changed.