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Quotations by author » Arthur Schopenhauer
German Philosopher, 1788-1860
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To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.
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To desire immortality is to desire the eternal perpetuation of a great mistake
Immortality
To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them.
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To free a person from error is to give, and not to take away.
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To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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To marry is to halve your rights and double your duties.
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To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence.
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Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
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Vengeance taken will often tear the heart and torment the conscience.
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We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people
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We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves to be like other people.
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Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.
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What makes people hard-hearted is this, that each man has or, fancies he has, as much as he can bear in his own troubles
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Wicked thoughts and worthless efforts gradually set their mark on the face, especially the eyes.
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Will minus intellect constitutes vulgarity.
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Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.
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With people of only moderate ability modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy
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Without books the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are the engines of change, windows on the world, ''Lighthouses'' as the poet said ''erected in the sea of time'.' They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind, Books are humanity in print.
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