Every generation, no matter how paltry its character, thinks itself much wiser than the one immediately preceding it, let alone those that are more remote.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)
Contributed by: Zaady
The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.
The two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Shame on such a morality that is worthy of pariahs, and that fails to recognize the eternal essence that exists in every living thing, and shines forth with inscrutable significance from all eyes that see the sun!
To marry is to halve your rights and double your duties.
There is no more mistaken path to happiness than worldliness, revelry, high life.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
He who does not enjoy solitude will not love freedom.
Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
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.
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