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    A pessimist is an optimist in full possession of the facts.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: facts 
     
    Animals hear about death for the first time when they die.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: animals  death  time  die 
     
    Newspapers are the second hand of history.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    Not to go to the theater is like making one's toilet without a mirror.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    That I could clamber to the frozen moon. And draw the ladder after me.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: moon 
     
    There are 80,000 prostitutes in London alone and what are they, if not bloody sacrifices on the altar of monogamy?
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: sacrifice  alone 
     
    The problem with Germans is that they look in the clouds for what lies at their feet.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: lies  problem 
     
    Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption. It is not only an interruption, but also a disruption of thought.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: thoughts 
     
    Night gives a black look to everything, whatever it may be.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: night 
     
    To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: real  opinion 
     
    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.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: true  opinion 
     
    The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    Whatever torch we kindle, and whatever space it may illuminate, our horizon will always remain encircled by the depth of night.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: night  space 
     
    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.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: sleep 
     
    Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    The world is not a factory and animals are not products for our use.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: animals  world 
     
    Marrying means doing whatever possible to become repulsed of each other
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one's rights and double one's duties.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: world  right 
     
    Where there is no love, a person's faithfulness to the marriage bond is probably against nature.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: nature  marriage 
     
    Knowledge is to certain extent a second existence.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: existence 
     
    The young should early be trained to bear being left alone; for it is a source of happiness and peace of mind.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: happiness  peace  young  mind 
     
    The little honesty that exists among authors is discernible in the unconscionable way they misquote from the writings of others.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: honesty  writing  author 
     
    The first rule for a good style is to have something to say; in fact, this in itself is almost enough.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: facts  rules 
     
    One should use common words to say uncommon things
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    No one writes anything worth writing, unless he writes entirely for the sake of his subject.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: writing  write 
     
    For an author to write as he speaks is just as reprehensible as the opposite fault, to speak as he writes; for this gives a pedantic effect to what he says, and at the same time makes him hardly intelligible.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: time  write  author 
     
    The business of the novelist is not to relate great events, but to make small ones interesting.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: business 
     
    A writer should never be brief at the expense of being clear.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    If there is anything in the world that can really be called a mans property, it is surely that which is the result of his mental activity.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: world  mental 
     
    Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: work 
     
    In their hearts women think that it is men's business to earn money and theirs to spend it.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: women  heart  business  money 
     
    Dissimulation is innate in woman, and almost as much a quality of the stupid as of the clever.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: women 
     
    In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: work  heart  action 
     
    The shortness of life, so often lamented, may be the best thing about it.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    There is one respect in which beasts show real wisdom... their quiet, placid enjoyment of the present moment.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: present  respect  moment  real  wisdom 
     
    Money alone is absolutely good, because it is not only a concrete satisfaction of one need in particular; it is an abstract satisfaction of all.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: alone  money 
     
    Money is human happiness in the abstract.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: happiness  human  money 
     
    Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another's money. Idiots!
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: people  thoughts  money 
     
    Wealth is like sea- water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: true  fame  wealth 
     
    Truth that is naked is the most beautiful, and the simpler its expression the deeper is the impression it makes.
    — Arthur Schopenhauer
    tags: truth  beautiful 
     
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    arthur schopenhauer
    Birth    : February 22, 1788
    Death  : September 21, 1860
    Occupation  : Philosopher