Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

112 Arthur Schopenhauer quotes:

"The fundament upon which all our knowledge and learning rests is the inexplicable."
Author: Schopenhauer Quotes Category: German Philosopher Quotes Inexplicable Quotes
"Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world."
"Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax."
"Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost."
"The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it."
"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."
"The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust."
"A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants."
"Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability."
"The man never feels the want of what it never occurs to him to ask for."
"Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents."
"Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors."

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