Arthur Schopenhauer

1788 - 1860

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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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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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on limits, vision, and world

Every man takes the limits of his field of vision for the limits of the world.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on change, eternity, and immortality

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on belief and wishes

When a man has reached a condition in which he believes that a thing must happen because he does not wish it, and that what he wishes to happen never will be, this is really the state called desperation.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on cleverness, quality, stupidity, and women

Dissimulation is innate in woman, and almost as much a quality of the stupid as of the clever.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer

A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on consequences, genius, music, nobility, painting, philosophy, poetry, profit, purpose, reward, and work

Genius is its own reward; for the best that one is, one must necessarily be for oneself. . . . Further, genius consists in the working of the free intellect., and as a consequence the productions of genius serve no useful purpose. The work of genius may be music, philosophy, painting, or poetry; it is nothing for use or profit. To be useless and unprofitable is one of the characteristics of genius; it is their patent of nobility.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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