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Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.”

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.

— Arthur Schopenhauer



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

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

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “To live alone is the fate of all great souls.”

To live alone is the fate of all great souls.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.”

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.”

Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.”

It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Life without pain has no meaning.”

Life without pain has no meaning.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “What people commonly call fate is mostly their own stupidity.”

What people commonly call fate is mostly their own stupidity.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “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.”

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.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.”

Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.

— Arthur Schopenhauer



Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.”

A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “The assumption that animals are without rights, and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance, is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.”

The assumption that animals are without rights, and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance, is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “A pessimist is an optimist in full possession of the facts.”

A pessimist is an optimist in full possession of the facts.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.”

Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “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.”

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 Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Ordinary people merely think how they shall ‘spend’ their time; a man of talent tries to ‘use’ it.”

Ordinary people merely think how they shall ‘spend’ their time; a man of talent tries to ‘use’ it.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.”

Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Music is the answer to the mystery of life. The most profound of all the arts, It expresses the deepest thoughts of life.”

Music is the answer to the mystery of life. The most profound of all the arts, It expresses the deepest thoughts of life.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Thus, the task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought about that which everybody sees.”

Thus, the task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought about that which everybody sees.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.”

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.

— Arthur Schopenhauer



Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Compassion is the basis of morality.”

Compassion is the basis of morality.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “The truth can wait, for it lives a long life.”

The truth can wait, for it lives a long life.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Life is a constant process of dying.”

Life is a constant process of dying.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.”

The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “In the whole world there is no study so beneficial and so elevating as that of the Upanishads. It has been the solace of my life, it will be the solace of my death.”

In the whole world there is no study so beneficial and so elevating as that of the Upanishads. It has been the solace of my life, it will be the solace of my death.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.”

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

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “The world is my representation.”

The world is my representation.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Intellect is a magnitude of intensity, not a magnitude of extensity.”

Intellect is a magnitude of intensity, not a magnitude of extensity.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Patriotism is the passion of fools and the most foolish of passions.”

Patriotism is the passion of fools and the most foolish of passions.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “After your death you will be what you were before your birth.”

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

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “One should use common words to say uncommon things.”

One should use common words to say uncommon things.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “A sense of humour is the only divine quality of man.”

A sense of humour is the only divine quality of man.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Genius and madness have something in common: both live in a world that is different from that which exists for everyone else.”

Genius and madness have something in common: both live in a world that is different from that which exists for everyone else.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “In their hearts women think that it is men’s business to earn money and theirs to spend it.”

In their hearts women think that it is men’s business to earn money and theirs to spend it.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Each day is a little life.”

Each day is a little life.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “A high degree of intellect tends to make a man unsocial.”

A high degree of intellect tends to make a man unsocial.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Human life must be some form of mistake.”

Human life must be some form of mistake.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Money is human happiness in the abstract.”

Money is human happiness in the abstract.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “To be alone is the fate of all great minds – a fate deplored at times, but still always chosen as the less grievous of two evils.”

To be alone is the fate of all great minds – a fate deplored at times, but still always chosen as the less grievous of two evils.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence.”

To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “It is difficult to keep quiet if you have nothing to do.”

It is difficult to keep quiet if you have nothing to do.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.”

The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.”

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “The Universe is a dream dreamed by a single dreamer where all the dream characters dream too.”

The Universe is a dream dreamed by a single dreamer where all the dream characters dream too.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Materialism is the philosophy of the subject who forgets to take account of himself.”

Materialism is the philosophy of the subject who forgets to take account of himself.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “The present is the only reality and the only certainty.”

The present is the only reality and the only certainty.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “There is only one inborn error. and that is the notion that we exist in order to be happy.”

There is only one inborn error. and that is the notion that we exist in order to be happy.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “To use many words to communicate few thoughts is everywhere the unmistakable sign of mediocrity. To gather much thought into few words stamps the man of genius.”

To use many words to communicate few thoughts is everywhere the unmistakable sign of mediocrity. To gather much thought into few words stamps the man of genius.

— Arthur Schopenhauer


Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “A man becomes a philosopher by reason of a certain perplexity, from which he seeks to free himself.”

A man becomes a philosopher by reason of a certain perplexity, from which he seeks to free himself.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

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