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Arthur Schopenhauer

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Biography : German philosopher.
Born: 1788 - Died: 1860
Period:
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18th century
Place of birth: Germany
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Change alone is the constant.
Arthur Schopenhauer - Parerga and Paralipomena
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Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.
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A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.
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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.
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Fate shuffles the cards and we play.
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For our improvement we need a mirror.
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Ethics is in truth the easiest of all sciences.
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After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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Life is short and truth works far and lives long: let us speak the truth.
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All original thinking takes place in images, and this is why imagination is so necessary an instrument of thought, and minds that lack imagination will never accomplish much.
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What history relates is only the long, heavy, confused dream of humanity.
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We seldom think of what we have, but always of what we lack.
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They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.
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Music is the melody whose text is the world.
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Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
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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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Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.
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Newspapers are the second hand of history. This hand, however, is usually not only of inferior metal to the other hands, it also seldom works properly.
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To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
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Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them.
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Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.
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Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.
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Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
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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 himself utterly to money.
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All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
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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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The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
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The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.
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The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.
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