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Schopenhauer QUOTES

  • Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.

  • A man can do what he wants, but not know what he wants.

  • Just remember, once you're over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.

  • Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.



  • Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.

  • Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.

  • All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

  • Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.

  • Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.

  • Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world.

  • The wise have always said the same things, and fools, who are the majority have always done just the opposite.

  • Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.

  • It would be better if there were nothing. Since there is more pain than pleasure on earth, every satisfaction is only transitory, creating new desires and new distresses, and the agony of the devoured animal is always far greater than the pleasure of the devourer.

  • A sense of humour is the only divine quality of man.

  • Need and boredom are the two poles of human life.

  • Every satisfaction he attains lays the seeds of some new desire, so that there is no end to the wishes of each individual will.

  • The greatest wisdom is to make the enjoyment of the present the supreme object of life; because that is the only reality, all else being merely the play of thought.

  • After your death you will be what you were before your birth.

  • The fruits of Christianity were religious wars, butcheries, crusades, inquisitions, extermination of the natives of America and the introduction of African slaves in their place.

  • Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.


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