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Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "There is an underlying unity in all things"

There is an underlying unity in all things



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Life to the great majority is only a constant struggle for mere existence with the certainty of losing it at last."

Life to the great majority is only a constant struggle for mere existence with the certainty of losing it at last.



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: "The greatest intellectual capacities are only found in connection with a vehement and passionate will."

The greatest intellectual capacities are only found in connection with a vehement and passionate will.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Education stuffs you full of ideas without the coinciding experience that gave rise to those ideas in the first place, giving you incorrect perspective and notions."

Education stuffs you full of ideas without the coinciding experience that gave rise to those ideas in the first place, giving you incorrect perspective and notions.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Newspapers are the second hand of history. This hand, however, is usually not only of inferior metal to the other hands, it also seldom works properly."

Newspapers are the second hand of history. This hand, however, is usually not only of inferior metal to the other hands, it also seldom works properly.




Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect."

Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another."

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



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "We can regard our life as a uselessly disturbing episode in the blissful repose of nothingness."

We can regard our life as a uselessly disturbing episode in the blissful repose of nothingness.



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: "(Politeness is) a tacit agreement that people's miserable defects whether moral or intellectual shall on either side be ignored and not be made the subject of reproach."

(Politeness is) a tacit agreement that people's miserable defects whether moral or intellectual shall on either side be ignored and not be made the subject of reproach.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Do not shorten the morning by getting up late look upon it as the quintessence of life and to a certain extent sacred."

Do not shorten the morning by getting up late look upon it as the quintessence of life and to a certain extent sacred.



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: "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 business of the novelist is not to relate great events, but to make small ones interesting."

The business of the novelist is not to relate great events, but to make small ones interesting.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Life is short and truth works far and lives long: let us speak the truth."

Life is short and truth works far and lives long: let us speak the truth.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Fame is something which must be won honour is something which must not be lost."

Fame is something which must be won honour is something which must not be lost.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Genius lives only one storey above madness"

Genius lives only one storey above madness



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "We should comport ourselves with the masterpieces of art as with exalted personages - stand quietly before them and wait till they speak to us."

We should comport ourselves with the masterpieces of art as with exalted personages - stand quietly before them and wait till they speak to us.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "If I maintain my silence about my secret it is my prisoner...if I let it slip from my tongue, I am ITS prisoner."

If I maintain my silence about my secret it is my prisoner...if I let it slip from my tongue, I am ITS prisoner.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "To live alone is the fate of all great souls."

To live alone is the fate of all great souls.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Gaiety alone as it were is the hard cash of happiness everything else is just a promissory note."

Gaiety alone as it were is the hard cash of happiness everything else is just a promissory note.



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: "Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax."

Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "If at any moment Time stays his hand, it is only when we are delivered over to the miseries of boredom."

If at any moment Time stays his hand, it is only when we are delivered over to the miseries of boredom.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "... that when you're buying books, you're optimistically thinking you're buying the time to read them.(Paraphrase of Schopenhauer)"

... that when you're buying books, you're optimistically thinking you're buying the time to read them.(Paraphrase of Schopenhauer)



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: "We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people."

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



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: "Any foolish boy can stamp on a beetle, but all the professors in the world cannot make a beetle."

Any foolish boy can stamp on a beetle, but all the professors in the world cannot make a beetle.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "How is it possible that suffering that is neither my own nor of my concern should immediately affect me as though it were my own, and with such force that is moves me to action?"

How is it possible that suffering that is neither my own nor of my concern should immediately affect me as though it were my own, and with such force that is moves me to action?



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Every fulfilled wish we wrest from the world is really like alms that keep the beggar alive today so that he can starve again tomorrow."

Every fulfilled wish we wrest from the world is really like alms that keep the beggar alive today so that he can starve again tomorrow.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "We seldom think of what we have but always of what we lack"

We seldom think of what we have but always of what we lack



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: "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 the immediate and direct purpose of our life is not suffering then our existence is the most ill-adapted to its purpose in the world."

If the immediate and direct purpose of our life is not suffering then our existence is the most ill-adapted to its purpose in the world.



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: "It will generally be found that as soon the terrors of live reach the point where they outweigh the terrors of death, a man will put an end to his life."

It will generally be found that as soon the terrors of live reach the point where they outweigh the terrors of death, a man will put an end to his life.



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: "Everywhere where detestable Islam has not yet driven out the ancient, profound religions of humanity with fire and sword, my ascetic results would have to fear the reproach of being trivial"

Everywhere where detestable Islam has not yet driven out the ancient, profound religions of humanity with fire and sword, my ascetic results would have to fear the reproach of being trivial



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "Compassion is the basis of morality."

Compassion is the basis of morality.



Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes: "One should use common words to say uncommon things"

One should use common words to say uncommon things



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: "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: "A precondition for reading good books is not reading bad ones: for life is short."

A precondition for reading good books is not reading bad ones: for life is short.



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: "For whence did Dante get the material for his hell, if not from this actual world of ours? And indeed he made a downright hell of it."

For whence did Dante get the material for his hell, if not from this actual world of ours? And indeed he made a downright hell of it.