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Arthur Schopenhauer quotes

To live alone is the fate of all great souls.

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

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.

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

Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.

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.

Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.

If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

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

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.

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.

They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.

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

A man can be himself only so long as he is alone.

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

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.

Compassion is the basis of morality.

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

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.