Quotations From ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER

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  • 21.
    Rascals are always sociable—more's the pity! and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others' company.
    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. "Aphorisms on the Wisdom of Life," vol. 1, ch. 5, sct. 9, Parerga and Paralipomena (1851).
  • 22.
    National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right.
    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. "Aphorisms on the Wisdom of Life," Parerga and Paralipomena (1851).
  • 23.
    The brain may be regarded as a kind of parasite of the organism, a pensioner, as it were, who dwells with the body.
    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. "Aphorisms on the Wisdom of Life," Parerga and Paralipomena (1851).
  • 24.
    Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another's money. Idiots!
    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. "Aphorisms on the Wisdom of Life," Parerga and Paralipomena (1851).

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