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.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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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.

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 honor and losing

Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

Source: Parerga and Paralipomena, 1851

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer

Intellect is invisible to the man who has none.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on disorder, knowledge, libraries, thought, and value

As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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