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Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

112 Arthur Schopenhauer quotes:

"To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them."
"Will minus intellect constitutes vulgarity."
"We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves to be like other people."
"If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it."
"The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value."
"Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour."
"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."
"Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world."
"Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people."
"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."
"To live alone is the fate of all great souls."
"A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants."
"The man never feels the want of what it never occurs to him to ask for."
"Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors."
"It is in the treatment of trifles that a person shows what they are."
"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."
"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."
"In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head."
"To free a person from error is to give, and not to take away."
"To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them."

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