Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

112 Arthur Schopenhauer quotes:

"Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another's money. Idiots!"
"Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them."
"In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one's rights and double one's duties."
"It is in the treatment of trifles that a person shows what they are."
"In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods."
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
"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."
"The word of man is the most durable of all material."
"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."
"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."
"Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude."
"Journalists are like dogs, when ever anything moves they begin to bark."
"If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him."
"A man can be himself only so long as he is alone."
"I've never know any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage."
"Wicked thoughts and worthless efforts gradually set their mark on the face, especially the eyes."
"It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us."

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