Quotes of Arthur Schopenhauer

“ If there is anything in the world that can really be called a man's property, it is surely that which is the result of his mental activity. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ Compassion is the basis of all morality. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ The memory should be specially taxed in youth, since it is then that it is strongest and most tenacious. But in choosing the things that should be committed to memory the utmost care and forethought must be exercised; as lessons well learnt in youth are never forgotten. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ Compassion is the basis of all morality. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ 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

“ Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ The shortness of life, so often lamented, may be the best thing about it. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ Talent is like the marksman who hits a target which others cannot reach; genius is like the marksman who hits a target… which others cannot even see. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ Life is a constant process of dying. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ 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

“ Genuine tranquility of the heart and perfect peace of mind, the highest blessings on earth after health, are to be found only in solitude and, as a permanent disposition, only in the deepest seclusion. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ For it may be said, in general, that every man will love or hate solitude — in other words, his own society — just in proportion as he is worth anything in himself. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ One should use common words to say uncommon things. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ 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

“ Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ After your death, you will be what you were before your birth. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ Death is the true inspiring genius, or the muse of philosophy… Indeed without death men would scarcely philosophize. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer
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