Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

Hatred comes from the heart; contempt from the head; and neither feeling is quite within our control.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Hatred is an affair of the heart; contempt that of the head.

Arthur Schopenhauer

They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.

Arthur Schopenhauer

The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural abilities.

Arthur Schopenhauer

The two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom

Arthur Schopenhauer

Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Fame is something that must be won. Honor is something that must not be lost.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Want and boredom are indeed the twin poles of human life.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom

Arthur Schopenhauer

Compassion is the basis of all morality.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Compassion is the basis of all morality.

Arthur Schopenhauer

With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.

Arthur Schopenhauer

A word too much always defeats its purpose

Arthur Schopenhauer

As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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