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Quotations by author » Arthur Schopenhauer
German Philosopher, 1788-1860
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Ignorance is degrading only when found in company with great riches
Ignorance
In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
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In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one's rights and double one's duties.
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In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.
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Intellect is invisible to the man who has none
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It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.
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It is difficult to keep quiet if you have nothing to do
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It is in the treatment of trifles that a person shows what they are.
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It is only a man's own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them. For it is these that he really and completely understands. To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of someone else's meal, like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger.
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It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us.
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It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
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It's the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards.
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Journalists are like dogs, when ever anything moves they begin to bark.
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Just as the largest library, badly arranged, is not so useful as a very moderate one that is well arranged, so the greatest amount of knowledge, if not elaborated by our own thoughts, is worth much less than a far smaller volume that has been abundantly and repeatedly thought over.
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Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
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Life is a ticklish business; I have resolved to spend it in reflecting upon it
Life
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom
Boredom
Man should think like few do and talk like the many others.
Thinking
Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.
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Money is human happiness in the abstract: he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes his heart entirely to money.
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