Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

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Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes
Arthur Schopenhauer was a German Philosopher best known for his book, The world as Will and Representation. Here I have compiled down some of the best Arthur Schopenhauer quotes, to take you inside of his thinking and philosophy.

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

One should use common words to say uncommon things
Arthur Schopenhauer

Marrying means to halve one's rights and double one's duties.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
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

Genius is the ability to leave entirely out of sight our own interest, our willing, and our aims, and consequently to discard entirely our own personality for a time, in order to remain pure knowing subject, the clear eye of the world; and this not merely for moments, but with the necessary continuity and conscious thought to enable us to repeat by deliberate art what has been apprehended and "what in wavering apparition gleams fix in its place with thoughts that stand for ever!
Arthur Schopenhauer

No rose without a thorn but many a thorn without a rose.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Faith is like love: it does not let itself be forced.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Music is the melody whose text is the world.
Arthur Schopenhauer

A sense of humour is the only divine quality of man
Arthur Schopenhauer

Treat a work of art like a prince: let it speak to you first.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Hope is the confusion of the desire for a thing with its probability.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Compassion is the basis of morality.
Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Life is a constant process of dying.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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

Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure.
Arthur Schopenhauer

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

That which knows all things and is known by none is the subject.
Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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

The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Therefore the man of genius requires imagination, in order to see in things not what nature has actually formed, but what she endeavoured to form, yet did not bring about, because of the conflict of her forms with one another
Arthur Schopenhauer

Truth is no harlot who throws her arms round the neck of him who does not desire her; on the contrary, she is so coy a beauty that even the man who sacrifices everything to her can still not be certain of her favors.
Arthur Schopenhauer

To have lost what cannot be missed is clearly no evil.
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

What give all that is tragic, whatever its form, the characteristic of the sublime, is the first inkling of the knowledge that the world and life can give no satisfaction, and are not worth our investment in them. The tragic spirit consists in this. Accordingly it leads to resignation.
Arthur Schopenhauer
 
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