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ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
German philosopher
(1788 - 1860)
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The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arise from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost.
      - [Grief]

The first rule, indeed by itself virtually a sufficient condition for good style, is to have something to say.
      - [Writing]

The highest, most varied and lasting pleasures are those of the mind.
      - [Pleasure]

The mother of useful arts is necessity; that of the fine arts is luxury. For father the former has intellect; the latter genius, which itself is a kind of luxury.
      - [Art]

The two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom.
      - [Happiness]

There is a wide difference between the original thinker and the merely learned man.
      - [Thought]

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.
      - [Absurdity]

To desire immortality is to desire the eternal perpetuation of a great mistake.
      - [Immortality]

To put away one's original thoughts in order to take up a book is the sin against the Holy Ghost.
      - in Wallas' "The Art of Thought" [Reading]

Virtue is as little to be acquired by learning as genius; nay, the idea is barren, and is only to be employed as an instrument, in the same way as genius in respect to art. It would be as foolish to expect that our moral and ethical systems would turn out virtuous, noble, and holy beings, as that our aesthetic systems would produce poets, painters, and musicians.
      - [Virtue]

We may divide thinkers into those who think for themselves and those who think through others; the latter are the rule, the former the exception. Only the light which we have kindled in ourselves can illuminate others.
      - [Thought]

What makes people hard-hearted is this, that each man has or, fancies he has, as much as he can bear in his own troubles.
      - [Hardship]

We deceive and flatter no one by such delicate artificies as we do our own selves.
  [Ger., Wir betrugen und schmeicheln niemanden durch so feine Kunstgriffe als uns selbst.]
      - Die Delt als Wille (I, 350) [Deceit]

The little honesty existing among authors is to be seen in the outrageous way in which they misquote from the writings of others.
      - On Authorship [Quotations]

The weakness of their reasoning faculty also explains why women show more sympathy for the unfortunate than men; . . . and why, on the contrary, they are inferior to men as regards justice, and less honourable and conscientious.
      - On Women [Women]

That I could clamber to the frozen moon
  And draw the ladder after me.
      - quoted by Parerga and Paralipomena [Moon]


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