Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: Truth is most beautiful undraped.
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Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: Happiness belongs to those who are sufficient unto themselves. For all external sources of happiness and pleasure are, by their very nature, highly uncertain, precarious, ephemeral and subject to chance.
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Quotes about Arthur Schopenhauer: The scenes and events of long ago, and the persons who took part in them, wear a charming aspect to the eye of memory, which sees only the outlines and takes no note of disagreeable details. The present enjoys no such advantage, and so it always seems defective.
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Quote about Arthur Schopenhauer: Two Chinamen visiting Europe went to the theatre for the first time. One of them occupied himself with trying to understand the theatrical machinery, which he succeeded in doing. The other, despite his ignorance of the language, sought to unravel the meaning of the play. The former is like the astronomer, the latter the philosopher.
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Arthur Schopenhauer Sayings: ...it is only the hope of what is claimed that begets and nurishes the wish;
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Arthur Schopenhauer Saying: Wir tappen im Labyrinth unsers Lebenswandels und im Dunkel unserer Forschungen umher: helleAugenblicke erleuchten dabei wie Blitze unsernWeg. We grope about in the labyrinth of our life and in the obscurity of our investigations; bright moments illuminate our path like flashes of lightning.
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Sayings about Arthur Schopenhauer: The composer reveals the innermost nature of the world, and expresses the profoundest wisdom in a language that his reasoning faculty does not understand, just as a magnetic somnambulist gives information about things of which she has no conception when she is awake. Therefore in the composer, more than in any other artist, the man is entirely separate and distinct from the artist.
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Saying about Arthur Schopenhauer: Materialism is the philosophy of the subject who forgets to take account of himself.
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Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: It is in the treatment of trifles that a person shows what they are.
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Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: To form a judgment intuitively is the privilege of few; authority and example lead the rest of the world. They see with the eyes of others, they hear with the ears of others. Therefore it is very easy to think as all the world now think; but to think as all the world will think thirty years hence is not in the power of every one.
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Quotes about Arthur Schopenhauer: As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value to you than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself; because only through ordering what you know by comparing every truth with every other truth can you take complete possession of your knowledge and get it into your power. You can think about only what you know, so you ought to learn something; on the other hand, you can know only what you have thought about.
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Quote about Arthur Schopenhauer: There are, first of all, two kinds of authors: those who write for the subject's sake, and those who write for writing's sake.
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Arthur Schopenhauer Sayings: A man shows his character just in the way in which he deals with trifles, for then he is off his guard.
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Arthur Schopenhauer Saying: If at any moment Time stays his hand, it is only when we are delivered over to the miseries of boredom.
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Sayings about Arthur Schopenhauer: Necessity is the constant scourge of the lower classes, ennui of the higher ones.
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Saying about Arthur Schopenhauer: People of Wealth and the so called upper class suffer the most from boredom.
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Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: 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 Quote: However, for the man who studies to gain insight, books and studies are merely rungs of the ladder on which he climbs to the summit of knowledge. As soon as a rung has raised him up one step, he leaves it behind. On the other hand, the many who study in order to fill their memory do not use the rungs of the ladder for climbing, but take them off and load themselves with them to take away, rejoicing at the increasing weight of the burden. They remain below forever, because they bear what should have bourne them.
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