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All Quotes by author - Arthur Schopenhauer
" After your death you will be what you were before your birth. "
" All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. "
" Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. "
" 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 do what he wants, but not want what he wants. "
" A man's delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes. "
" A man's face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than his mouth, for it is a compendium of everything his mouth will ever say, in that it is the monogram of all this man's thoughts and aspirations. "
" 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. "
" Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another's money. Idiots! "
" Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other. "
" 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. "
" Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. "
" Compassion is the basis of morality. "
" 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. "
" Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. "
" Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right. "
" Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection. "
" Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world. "
" Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour. "
" For an author to write as he speaks is just as reprehensible as the opposite fault, to speak as he writes; for this gives a pedantic effect to what he says, and at the same time makes him hardly intelligible. "
" Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune. "
" Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude. "
" Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them. "
" Hatred is an affair of the heart; contempt that of the head. "
" Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost. "
" Honor means that a man is not exceptional; fame, that he is. Fame is something which must be won; honor, only something which must not be lost. "
" If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it. "
" If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him. "
" In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head. "
" In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one's rights and double one's duties. "
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