Favorite Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

Not as dark as you might think

  1. Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.
  2. Compassion is the basis of morality.
  3. Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things
  4. Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
  5. Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure.
  6. The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.
  7. One should use common words to say uncommon things
  8. Man can do what he wills but he cannot will what he wills.
  9. A sense of humour is the only divine quality of man
  10. A high degree of intellect tends to make a man unsocial.
  11. Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
  12. Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude
  13. Without books the development of civilization would have been impossible
  14. Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
  15. Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.

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