Arthur Schopenhauer

(1788-1860 / Gdańsk)

Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

  • ''We can come to look upon the deaths of our enemies with as much regret as we feel for those of our friends, namely, when we miss their existence as witnesses to our success.''
    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. Parerga and Paralipomena, vol. 2, ch. 26, sect. 311a (1851).
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  • ''Newspapers are the second hand of history. This hand, however, is usually not only of inferior metal to the other hands, it also seldom works properly.''
    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. Parerga and Paralipomena, vol. 2, ch. 19, sct. 233 (1851).
  • ''Only a male intellect clouded by the sexual drive could call the stunted, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped and short-legged sex the fair sex.''
    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. Parerga and Paralipomena, vol. 2, ch. 27, sct. 369 (1851).
  • ''Hatred is an affair of the heart; contempt that of the head.''
    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. Parerga and Paralipomena, vol. 2, ch. 24, sct. 324 (1851), trans. by E.F.J. Payne.

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