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Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else."

It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.




Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "The majority of men... are not capable of thinking, but only of believing, and... are not accessible to reason, but only to authority."

The majority of men... are not capable of thinking, but only of believing, and... are not accessible to reason, but only to authority.




Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see."

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free."

A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.




Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Man is the only animal who causes pain to others with no other object than wanting to do so."

Man is the only animal who causes pain to others with no other object than wanting to do so.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Genius and madness have something in common: both live in a world that is different from that which exists for everyone else."

Genius and madness have something in common: both live in a world that is different from that which exists for everyone else.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "A pessimist is an optimist in full possession of the facts."

A pessimist is an optimist in full possession of the facts.




Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Religions are like fireflies. They require darkness in order to shine."

Religions are like fireflies. They require darkness in order to shine.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed."

Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man."

Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "If anyone spends almost the whole day in reading...he gradually loses the capacity for thinking...This is the case with many learned persons; they have read themselves stupid"

If anyone spends almost the whole day in reading...he gradually loses the capacity for thinking...This is the case with many learned persons; they have read themselves stupid




Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Thus, the task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought about that which everybody sees."

Thus, the task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought about that which everybody sees.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom."

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "We seldom think of what we have but always of what we lack. Therefore, rather than grateful, we are bitter."

We seldom think of what we have but always of what we lack. Therefore, rather than grateful, we are bitter.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection."

Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "To feel envy is human, to savour schadenfreude is devilish"

To feel envy is human, to savour schadenfreude is devilish



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

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



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "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 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.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal."

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "The Universe is a dream dreamed by a single dreamer where all the dream characters dream too."

The Universe is a dream dreamed by a single dreamer where all the dream characters dream too.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "In the whole world there is no study so beneficial and so elevating as that of the Upanishads. It has been the solace of my life, it will be the solace of my death."

In the whole world there is no study so beneficial and so elevating as that of the Upanishads. It has been the solace of my life, it will be the solace of my death.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness."

The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "After your death you will be what you were before your birth."

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



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is generally adopted."

There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is generally adopted.



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

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



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune."

Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "There is something in us that is wiser than our head."

There is something in us that is wiser than our head.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Hatred is an affair of the heart; contempt that of the head."

Hatred is an affair of the heart; contempt that of the head.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "When you look back on your life, it looks as though it were a plot, but when you are into it, it's a mess: just one surprise after another. Then, later, you see it was perfect."

When you look back on your life, it looks as though it were a plot, but when you are into it, it's a mess: just one surprise after another. Then, later, you see it was perfect.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "There is no more mistaken path to happiness than worldliness, revelry, high life."

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



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies."

Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "If God made the world, I would not be that God, for the misery of the world would break my heart."

If God made the world, I would not be that God, for the misery of the world would break my heart.



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

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



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "The fruits of Christianity were religious wars, butcheries, crusades, inquisitions, extermination of the natives of America, and the introduction of African slaves in their place."

The fruits of Christianity were religious wars, butcheries, crusades, inquisitions, extermination of the natives of America, and the introduction of African slaves in their place.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own."

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



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "The safest way of not being very miserable is not to expect to be very happy."

The safest way of not being very miserable is not to expect to be very happy.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence."

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



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "The world is not a factory and animals are not products for our use"

The world is not a factory and animals are not products for our use



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people."

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



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "What people commonly call fate is mostly their own stupidity."

What people commonly call fate is mostly their own stupidity.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "The life of every individual is really always a tragedy, but gone through in detail, it has the character of a comedy."

The life of every individual is really always a tragedy, but gone through in detail, it has the character of a comedy.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "A sense of humour is the only divine quality of man"

A sense of humour is the only divine quality of man



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "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."

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.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude."

Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think."

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things."

Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him."

The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Journalists are like dogs, when ever anything moves they begin to bark."

Journalists are like dogs, when ever anything moves they begin to bark.