arthur schopenhauer Quotes

A pessimist is an optimist in full possession of the facts.
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
Animals hear about death for the first time when they die.
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
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.
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
There are 80,000 prostitutes in London alone and what are they, if not bloody sacrifices on the altar of monogamy?
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
The problem with Germans is that they look in the clouds for what lies at their feet.
tags: lies problem
— Arthur Schopenhauer
Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption. It is not only an interruption, but also a disruption of thought.
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
Night gives a black look to everything, whatever it may be.
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them.
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
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.
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
Whatever torch we kindle, and whatever space it may illuminate, our horizon will always remain encircled by the depth of night.
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
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.
tags: sleep
— Arthur Schopenhauer
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.
tags: animals character men compassion goodness
— Arthur Schopenhauer
The world is not a factory and animals are not products for our use.
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
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.
tags: world right
— Arthur Schopenhauer
Where there is no love, a person's faithfulness to the marriage bond is probably against nature.
tags: nature marriage
— Arthur Schopenhauer
Knowledge is to certain extent a second existence.
tags: existence
— Arthur Schopenhauer
The young should early be trained to bear being left alone; for it is a source of happiness and peace of mind.
tags: happiness peace young mind
— Arthur Schopenhauer
The little honesty that exists among authors is discernible in the unconscionable way they misquote from the writings of others.
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
The first rule for a good style is to have something to say; in fact, this in itself is almost enough.
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
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.
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
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.
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
The business of the novelist is not to relate great events, but to make small ones interesting.
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
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.
tags: world mental
— Arthur Schopenhauer
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
In their hearts women think that it is men's business to earn money and theirs to spend it.
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
Dissimulation is innate in woman, and almost as much a quality of the stupid as of the clever.
tags: women
— Arthur Schopenhauer
In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
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.
tags: present respect moment real wisdom
— Arthur Schopenhauer
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.
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
Money is human happiness in the abstract.
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another's money. Idiots!
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
Wealth is like sea- water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.
tags: true fame wealth
— Arthur Schopenhauer
Truth that is naked is the most beautiful, and the simpler its expression the deeper is the impression it makes.
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— Arthur Schopenhauer
arthur schopenhauer
Birth    : February 22, 1788
Death  : September 21, 1860
Occupation  : Philosopher

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