Arthur Schopenhauer

(1788-1860 / Gdańsk)

Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

  • ''There is no doubt that life is given us, not to be enjoyed, but to be overcome—to be got over.''
    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. "Counsels and Maxims," Parerga and Paralipomena (1851).
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  • ''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 (1788-1860), German philosopher. "Counsels and Maxims," Parerga and Paralipomena (1851).
  • ''Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.''
    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. Originally published in Parerga and Paralipomena, vol. 2 (1851). "On Women," Essays and Aphorisms, Penguin (1970).
  • ''Money is human happiness in the abstract: he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes his heart entirely to money.''
    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. Parerga and Paralipomena, vol. 2, ch. 26, sct. 320 (1851).
  • ''The fundament upon which all our knowledge and learning rests is the inexplicable.''
    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. Parerga and Paralipomena, vol. 2, ch. 1, sct. 1 (1851).
  • ''Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own.''
    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. Parerga and Paralipomena, vol. 2, ch. 22, sct. 261 (1851).
  • ''In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one's rights and double one's duties.''
    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. Parerga and Paralipomena, vol. 2, ch. 27, sct. 370 (1851).
  • ''Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.''
    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. Parerga and Paralipomena, vol. 2, ch. 26, sct. 321 (1851).
  • ''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 (1788-1860), German philosopher. Parerga and Paralipomena, vol. 2, ch. 21, sct. 255 (1851).
  • ''The word of man is the most durable of all material.''
    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. Parerga and Paralipomena, vol. 2, ch. 25, sect. 298 (1851).

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