Arthur Schopenhauer

1788 - 1860

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 faith, force, and love

Faith is like love: it cannot be forced.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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