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36 Famous Quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer
2/22/1788 - 9/21/1860
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Compassion is the basis of all morality

Compassion Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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To desire immortality is to desire the eternal perpetuation of a great mistake

Immortality Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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I am often surprised by the cleverness, and now and again by the stupidity of my dog; and I have similar experiences with mankind

Surprises Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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There is no more mistaken path to happiness than worldliness, revelry, high life.

Melancholy Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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With people of only moderate ability modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.

Modesty Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.

Death Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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With people of only moderate ability modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.

Modesty Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Birth Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him.

Opinions Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom

Boredom Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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There is no absurdity so obvious that it cannot be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to impose it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity

Childhood Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence.

Overcoming Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.

Politeness Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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Luck is a crossroad where preparation and opportunity meet

Preparation Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.

Trifle Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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Money alone is absolutely good, because it is not only a concrete satisfaction of one need in particular; it is an abstract satisfaction of all.

Money Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.

Change Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.

Disguise Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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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.

Ability Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.

Age Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out.

Books Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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It's the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards.

Fate Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.

Hypocrisy Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.

Buying Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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A man must have grown old and lived long in order to see how short life is. -Arthur Schopenhauer.

Age Quotes, by Arthur Schopenhauer

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