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Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. Arthur Schopenhauer

44 2
The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him. Arthur Schopenhauer

42 2
To live alone is the fate of all great souls. Arthur Schopenhauer

29 1
Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self evident. Arthur Schopenhauer

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How very paltry and limited the normal human intellect is, and how little lucidity there is in the human consciousness, may be judged from the fact that, despite the ephemeral brevity of human life, the uncertainty of our existence and the countless enigmas which press upon us from all sides, everyone does not continually and ceaselessly philosophize, but that only the rarest of exceptions do. Arthur Schopenhauer

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The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience. Arthur Schopenhauer

23 1
To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them. Arthur Schopenhauer

30 2
Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world. Arthur Schopenhauer

22 1
We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people. Arthur Schopenhauer

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

12 0
Every parting gives a foretaste of death; every coming together again a foretaste of the resurrection. Arthur Schopenhauer

20 1
Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point. Arthur Schopenhauer

11 0
Time is that in which all things pass away. Arthur Schopenhauer

10 0
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame. Arthur Schopenhauer

17 1
The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust. Arthur Schopenhauer

17 1
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. Arthur Schopenhauer

9 0
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character. Arthur Schopenhauer

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michaelj72 added Human life must be some form of mistake.

14 1
Without books the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are the engines of change, windows on the world, Lighthouses as the poet said erected in the sea of time. They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind, Books are humanity in print. Arthur Schopenhauer

14 1
The present is the only reality and the only certainty. Arthur Schopenhauer

8 0
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death. Arthur Schopenhauer

8 0
Vengeance taken will often tear the heart and torment the conscience. Arthur Schopenhauer

8 0
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants. Arthur Schopenhauer

7 0
The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity. Arthur Schopenhauer

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Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see. Arthur Schopenhauer

15 2
Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out. Arthur Schopenhauer

11 1
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone. Arthur Schopenhauer

6 0
The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice. Arthur Schopenhauer

6 0
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. Arthur Schopenhauer

6 0
michaelj72 added Apart from man, no being wonders at its own experience.

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michaelj72 added Life is a constant process of dying.

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michaelj72 added If we suspect that a man is lying, we should pretend to believe him; for then he becomes bold and assured, lies more vigorously, and is unmasked.

8 2
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it. Arthur Schopenhauer

9 3
To marry is to halve your rights and double your duties. Arthur Schopenhauer

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michaelj72 added Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.

6 1
To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them. Arthur Schopenhauer

5 0
Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect. Arthur Schopenhauer

5 0
Money is human happiness in the abstract: he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes his heart entirely to money. Arthur Schopenhauer

5 0
Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another. Arthur Schopenhauer

6 1
Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own. Arthur Schopenhauer

9 4
There is no doubt that life is given us, not to be enjoyed, but to be overcome --to be got over. Arthur Schopenhauer

6 1
The wise have always said the same things, and fools, who are the majority have always done just the opposite. Arthur Schopenhauer

5 0
People of Wealth and the so called upper class suffer the most from boredom. Arthur Schopenhauer

6 2
Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. Arthur Schopenhauer

5 1
The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value. Arthur Schopenhauer

5 1
Fame is something that must be won. Honor is something that must not be lost. Arthur Schopenhauer

5 1
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude. Arthur Schopenhauer

5 1
It is in the treatment of trifles that a person shows what they are. Arthur Schopenhauer

4 0
Will minus intellect constitutes vulgarity. Arthur Schopenhauer

4 0
Wicked thoughts and worthless efforts gradually set their mark on the face, especially the eyes. Arthur Schopenhauer