Arthur Schopenhauer

1788 - 1860

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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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on birth and death

After your death you will be what you were before your birth.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on faith, force, and love

Faith is like love: it cannot be forced.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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