Arthor Schopenhauer quotes

“Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point.”- Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world.”- Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.”-Arthor Schopenhauer

“Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed.”-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“To live alone is the fate of all great souls.”-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.”-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“The man never feels the want of what it never occurs to him to ask for.”-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“It is in the treatment of trifles that a person shows what they are.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

“It is only a man’s own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them. For it is these that he really and completely understands. To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of someone else’s meal, like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“To free a person from error is to give, and not to take away.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“A man can be himself only so long as he is alone.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“Music is the melody whose text is the world.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“It is with trifles, and when he is off guard, that a man best reveals his character.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“Honor means that a man is not exceptional; fame, that he is. Fame is something which must be won; honor, only something which must not be lost.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“Newspapers are the second hand of history. This hand, however, is usually not only of inferior metal to the other hands, it also seldom works properly.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law. If it goes past the centre of gravity on one side, it must go a like distance on the other; and it is only after a certain time that it finds the true point at which it can remain at rest.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.”
-ArthorSchopenhauer

 

“The closing years of life are like a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

 

“To marry is to halve your rights and double your duties.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“No one can transcend their own individuality.”
– Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

 

“The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.”
– Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“The brain may be regarded as a kind of parasite of the organism, a pensioner, as it were, who dwells with the body.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“The present is the only reality and the only certainty.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“Hatred is an affair of the heart; contempt that of the head.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“Vengeance taken will often tear the heart and torment the conscience.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him”
– Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“The longer a man’s fame is likely to last, the longer it will be in coming.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“It’s the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“With people of only moderate ability modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“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, German philosopher”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“Time is that in which all things pass away.”
– Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.”
-Arthor 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.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“The fundament upon which all our knowledge and learning rests is the inexplicable.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.”
– Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“A man’s face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than his mouth, for it is a compendium of everything his mouth will ever say, in that it is the monogram of all this man’s thoughts and aspirations.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“A man’s delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

 

“The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.”
-Arthor Schopenhauer

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