Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860)

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860)

Arthur Schopenhauer Quote – “Nothing can trouble him more…”

Nothing can trouble him more, nothing can move him, for he has cut all the thousand cords of will which hold us bound to the world… as desire, fear, envy, anger, drag us here and there in constant pain. He now looks back smiling and at rest on the delusions of the world, which once were able to move and […]

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Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860)

Arthur Schopenhauer Quote – “Take the case of a large number of people…”

Take the case of a large number of people who have gathered together for the purpose of carrying out some practical project. If there are two rascals among them, they will recognize each other quickly, as if each wore a similar badge, and they will at once conspire for some selfishness or treachery… It is really curious to see how […]

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Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860)

Arthur Schopenhauer Quote – “We often try to banish the gloom and despondency…”

We often try to banish the gloom and despondency of the present by speculating upon our chances of success in the future; a process which leads us to invent a great many unreal hopes. Every one of them contains the seed of illusion, and disappointment is inevitable when our hopes are shattered. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860)

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Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860)

Arthur Schopenhauer Quote – “I have said that people are…”

I have said that people are rendered sociable by their inability to endure solitude, that is to say, their own society. They become sick of themselves. Their mind is wanting in flexibility; it has no movement of its own, so they try to give it some — by drink, for instance… They are always looking for some form of excitement, […]

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Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860)

Arthur Schopenhauer Quote – “Suppose that, with the exception of some sore or painful spot…”

Suppose that, with the exception of some sore or painful spot, we are physically in a sound and healthy condition. The pain of this one spot will completely absorb our attention, causing us to lose the sense of general well-being, and destroying our comfort in life. In the same way, when all our affairs but one turn out as we […]

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