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Quotations by author » Arthur Schopenhauer
German Philosopher, 1788-1860
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Music is the melody whose text is the world.
Music
National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right.
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Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point.
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No one can transcend their own individuality.
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Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption. It is not only an interruption, but is also a disruption of thought.
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Not to go to the theater is like making one's toilet without a mirror
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Nothing is to be had for gold but mediocrity
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Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.
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Only a male intellect clouded by the sexual drive could call the stunted, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped and short-legged sex the fair sex.
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Ordinary people merely think how they shall 'spend' their time; a man of talent tries to 'use' it.
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Our first ideas of life are generally taken from fiction rather than fact.
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Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.
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Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
Politeness
Reading is thinking with someone else's head instead of one's own
Reading
Reasonable and vicious are quite consistent with each other, in fact, only through their union are great and far-reaching crimes possible
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Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
Religion
Religion is the metaphysics of the masses.
Religion
Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life.
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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.
Sleep
Style is what gives value and currency to thoughts.
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