Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

Money is human happiness in the abstract he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money.
There is no doubt that life is given us, not to be enjoyed, but to be overcome-to be got over.
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.
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.
Honor has not to be won it must only not be lost.
There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.
Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Compassion is the basis of all morality.
The memory should be specially taxed in youth, since it is then that it is strongest and most tenacious. But in choosing the things that should be committed to memory the utmost care and forethought must be exercised as lessons well learnt in youth are never forgotten.
Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption. It is not only an interruption, but is also a disruption of thought.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit Genius hits a target no one else can see.
If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.
We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.
Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right.
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