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Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Music is an unconscious exercise in metaphysics in which the mind does not know it is philosophizing.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Every hero is a Samson. The strong man succumbs to the intrigues of the weak and the many; and if in the end he loses all patience he crushes both them and himself.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “When a man has reached a condition in which he believes that a thing must happen because he does not wish it, and that what he wishes to happen never will be, this is really the state called desperation.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Happiness of any given life is to be measured, not by its joys and pleasures, but by the extent to which it has been free from suffering-from positive evil.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “For, as you know, religions are like glow-worms; they shine only when it is dark.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Animals hear about death for the first time when they die.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Will minus intellect constitutes vulgarity.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Beauty is an open letter of recommendation that wins hearts for us in advance.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “How is it possible that suffering that is neither my own nor of my concern should immediately affect me as though it were my own, and with such force that is moves me to action?”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “To call the world God is not to explain it; it is only to enrich our language with a superfluous synonym.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “So the problem is not so much to see what nobody has yet seen, as to think what nobody has yet thought concerning that which everybody sees.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “For our improvement we need a mirror.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “We deceive and flatter no one by such delicate artificies as we do our own selves.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “A man can do as he will, but not will as he will.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “The result is that much reading robs the mind of all elasticity, as the continual pressure of a weight does a spring, and that the surest way of never having any thoughts of your own is to pick up a book every time you have a free moment. The practice of doing this is the reason erudition makes most men duller and sillier than they are by nature and robs their writings of all effectiveness: they are in Pope’s words: For ever reading, never to be read.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “If a man wants to read good books, he must make a point of avoiding bad ones; for life is short, and time and energy limited.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “If the immediate and direct purpose of our life is not suffering then our existence is the most ill-adapted to its purpose in the world.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “If you want to earn the gratitude of your own age you must keep in step with it. But if you do that you will produce nothing great. If you have something great in view you must address yourself to posterity: only then, to be sure, you will probably remain unknown to your contemporaries; you will be like a man compelled to spend his life on a desert island and there toiling to erect a memorial so that future seafarers shall know he once existed.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Whatever torch we kindle, and whatever space it may illuminate, our horizon will always remain encircled by the depth of night.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “The brain may be regarded as a kind of parasite of the organism, a pensioner, as it were, who dwells with the body.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Style is what gives value and currency to thoughts.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “The mother of useful arts is necessity; that of the fine arts is luxury. For father the former has intellect; the latter genius, which itself is a kind of luxury.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “I love looking at famous people. Because of the way they look. Because of the way photography makes them look famous.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “JedeTrennung gibt einenVorgeschmack desTodesund jedes Wiedersehen einenVorgeschmack der Auferstehung. Every parting is a foretaste of death, and every reunion a foretaste of resurrection.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “There are, first of all, two kinds of authors: those who write for the subject’s sake, and those who write for writing’s sake.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “What makes people hard-hearted is this, that each man has, or fancies he has, as much as he can bear in his own troubles.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Everything that happens, happens of necessity.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “We take no pleasure in existence except when we are striving after something.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “There is no more mistaken path to happiness than worldliness, revelry, high life.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “A man of business will often deceive you without the slightest scruple, but he will absolutely refuse to commit a theft.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Life is an unpleasant business. I have resolved to spend mine reflecting on it.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “We may divide thinkers into those who think for themselves and those who think through others. The latter are the rule and the former the exception. The first are original thinkers in a double sense, and egotists in the noblest meaning of the word.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Human life, like all inferior goods, is covered on the outside with a false glitter; what suffers always conceals itself.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “A reproach can only hurt if it hits the mark. Whoever knows that he does not deserve a reproach can treat it with contempt.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “One man is more concerned with the impression he makes on the rest of mankind, another with the impression the rest of mankind makes on him.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “When a new truth enters the world, the first stage of reaction to it is ridicule, the second stage is violent opposition, and in the third stage, that truth comes to be regarded as self-evident.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Thus, flowers cannot be preserved, but their ethereal oil, their essence, with the same smell and the same virtues, can. The conduct that has had correct concepts for its guidance will, in the result, coincide with the reality intended.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “To become reconciled to a friend with whom you have broken, is a form of weakness; and you pay the penalty of it when he takes the first opportunity of doing precisely the very thing which brought about the breach.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “First the truth is ridiculed. Then it meets outrage. Then it is said to have been obvious all along.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “We should comfort ourselves with the masterpieces of art as with exalted personages-stand quietly before them and wait till they speak to us.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “All the cruelty and torment of which the world is full is in fact merely the necessary result of the totality of the forms under which the will to live is objectified.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “People of Wealth and the so called upper class suffer the most from boredom.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “If he has a soul above the common, or if he is a man of genius, he will occasionally feel like some noble prisoner of state, condemned to work in the galleys with common criminals; and he will follow his example and try to isolate himself.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “A man of correct insight among those who are duped and deluded resembles one whose watch is right while all the clocks in the town give the wrong time.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “We can come to look upon the deaths of our enemies with as much regret as we feel for those of our friends, namely, when we miss their existence as witnesses to our success.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “What a man is contributes much more to his happiness than what he has or how he is regarded by others.”
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: “He who can see truly in the midst of general infatuation is like a man whose watch keeps good time, when all clocks in the town in which he lives are wrong. He alone knows the right time; what use is that to him?”
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