Arthur Schopenhauer

1788 - 1860

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.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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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.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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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 limits, vision, and world

Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on age, children, danger, errors, history, impossibility, judgment, mathematics, maturity, and science

Of all the intellectual faculties, judgment is the last to mature. A child under the age of fifteen should confine its attention either to subjects like mathematics, in which errors of judgment are impossible, or to subjects in which they are not very dangerous, like languages, natural science, history, etc.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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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 brevity and time

Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them.

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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