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 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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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on ability, kindness, and mind

Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural abilities.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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