Arthur Schopenhauer

1788 - 1860

A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on character and generations

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)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on life

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The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on boredom, happiness, and pain

The two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom.

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on eternity, existence, failure, life, morality, and shame

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!

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on duty

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To marry is to halve your rights and double your duties.

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on happiness, life, mistakes, and path

There is no more mistaken path to happiness than worldliness, revelry, high life.

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on acceptance and truth

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on freedom, love, and solitude

He who does not enjoy solitude will not love freedom.

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on death

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Every parting gives a foretaste of death;. . .

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on needs

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A man who has no mental needs, because his intellect is of the narrow and normal amount, is, in the strict sense of the word, what is called a philistine.

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