Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

Money is human happiness in the abstract; and so the man who is no longer capable of enjoying such happiness in the concrete, sets his whole heart on money.

Arthur Schopenhauer

The two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom

Arthur Schopenhauer

Compassion is the basis of all morality

Arthur Schopenhauer

Compassion is the basis of all morality

Arthur Schopenhauer

Compassion is the basis of morality.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Every woman while she would be ready to die of shame if surprised in the act of generation, nonetheless carries her pregnancy without a trace of shame and indeed with a kind of pride. The reason is that pregnancy is in a certain sense a cancellation of the guilt incurred by coitus; thus coitus bears all the shame and disgrace of the affair, while pregnancy, which is so intimately associated with it, stays pure and innocent and is indeed to some extent sacred.

Arthur Schopenhauer

A word too much always defeats its purpose

Arthur Schopenhauer

Vengeance taken will often tear the heart and torment the conscience.

Arthur Schopenhauer

The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience

Arthur Schopenhauer

Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.

Arthur Schopenhauer

The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.

Arthur Schopenhauer

I believe that when death closes our eyes we shall awaken to a light, of which our sunlight is but the shadow

Arthur Schopenhauer

Will minus intellect constitutes vulgarity.

Arthur Schopenhauer

A man can do what he wants. But he can’t want what he wants.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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