Arthur Schopenhauer

1788 - 1860

A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on good, money, needs, and satisfaction

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.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on certainty, life, and sacred

Do not shorten the morning by getting up late; look upon it as the quintessence of life, as to a certain extent sacred.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on difficulty and quiet

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. It is difficult to keep quiet if you have nothing to do.

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on death

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Every parting gives a foretaste of death;. . .

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

Source: Parerga and Paralipomena

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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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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on nature

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Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on books, good, mistakes, time, and consuming

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.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on happiness, possessions, and world

What a man is contributes much more to his happiness than what he has. . . . . What a man is in himself, what accompanies him when he is alone, what no one can give him or take away, is obviously more essential to him than everything he has in the way of possessions, or even what he may be in the eyes of the world.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on mind and pleasure

The more a man finds his sources of pleasure in himself, the happier he will be. . . . The highest, most varied and lasting pleasures are those of the mind.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on contempt, control, feeling, hatred, and heart

Hatred comes from the heart; contempt from the head; and neither feeling is quite within our control.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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