Arthur Schopenhauer

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Arthur Schopenhauer (German: [ˈaʁtʊʁ ˈʃoːpənˌhaʊ̯ɐ]; 22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860) was a German philosopher. He is best known for his 1818 work The World as Will and Representation, in which he characterizes the phenomenal world as the product of a blind, insatiable, and malignant metaphysical will. Proceeding from the transcendental idealism of Immanuel Kant, Schopenhauer developed an atheistic metaphysical and ethical system that has been described as an exemplary manifestation of philosophical pessimism, rejecting the contemporaneous post-Kantian philosophies of German idealism. Schopenhauer was among the first thinkers in Western philosophy to share and affirm significant tenets of Eastern philosophy (e.g., asceticism, the world-as-appearance), having initially arrived at similar conclusions as the result of his own philosophical work. His writing on aesthetics, morality, ... More

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Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

Arthur Schopenhauer #Alone

Photo of Arthur Schopenhauer A man can be himself only so long as he is alone.
Arthur Schopenhauer #Alone #Great

Photo of Arthur Schopenhauer To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Arthur Schopenhauer #Alone #Change

Photo of Arthur Schopenhauer Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
Arthur Schopenhauer #Art #Work

Photo of Arthur Schopenhauer Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
Arthur Schopenhauer #Art #Religion

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

Photo of Arthur Schopenhauer It is with trifles, and when he is off guard, that a man best reveals his character.
Arthur Schopenhauer #Death

Photo of Arthur Schopenhauer After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Arthur Schopenhauer #Famous

Photo of Arthur Schopenhauer Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.
Arthur Schopenhauer #Freedom #Positive

Photo of Arthur Schopenhauer Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life.
Arthur Schopenhauer #Intelligence #Nature

Photo of Arthur Schopenhauer 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 #Knowledge

Photo of Arthur Schopenhauer As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.
Arthur Schopenhauer #Great #Wisdom #Work

Photo of Arthur Schopenhauer In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
Arthur Schopenhauer #Happiness

Photo of Arthur Schopenhauer The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Arthur Schopenhauer #Happiness #Health

Photo of Arthur Schopenhauer The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.
Arthur Schopenhauer #Intelligence

Photo of Arthur Schopenhauer Talent hits a target no one else can hit Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer #Learning #Patriotism

Photo of Arthur Schopenhauer Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.
Arthur Schopenhauer #Anger

Photo of Arthur Schopenhauer Hatred is an affair of the heart contempt that of the head.
Arthur Schopenhauer #Nature

Photo of Arthur Schopenhauer Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
Arthur Schopenhauer #Death

Photo of Arthur Schopenhauer Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.
Arthur Schopenhauer #Death #Life #Morning

Photo of Arthur Schopenhauer 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 #Death

Photo of Arthur Schopenhauer Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed.
Arthur Schopenhauer #Happiness #Money

Photo of Arthur Schopenhauer Money is human happiness in the abstract he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money.
Arthur Schopenhauer #Happiness #Time

Photo of Arthur Schopenhauer Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
Arthur Schopenhauer #Nature

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

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