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 order and people

We forfeit three fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on day, driving, emptiness, faults, force, good, manners, mercy, needs, pain, people, society, and time

On a cold winter's day, a group of porcupines huddled together to stay warm and keep from freezing. But soon they felt one another's quills and moved apart. When the need for warmth brought them closer together again, their quills again forced them apart. They were driven back and forth at the mercy of their discomforts until they found the distance from one another that provided both a maximum of warmth and a minimum of pain. In human beings, the emptiness and monotony of the isolated self produces a need for society. This brings people together, but their many offensive qualities and intolerable faults drive them apart again. The optimum distance that they finally find that permits them to coexist is embodied in politeness and good manners. Because of this distance between us, we can only partially satisfy our need for warmth, but at the same time, we are spared the stab of one another's quills.

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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