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Quote of Arthur Schopenhauer - Nature shows that with the growth...


Biography - Arthur Schopenhauer:

German philosopher.
Born: 1788 - Died: 1860
Period:
19th century
18th century
Place of birth: Germany
Germany

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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Quotes for: nature


Quotes

Quotes about nature:


Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.





Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.





Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.





Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.





Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.





Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.











Quotes for: intelligence


Quotes

Quotes about intelligence:


Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.





Intelligence has value only in the service of love.





What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.





Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.





The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.





The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.











Quotes

Quotes for: pain


Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.





I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.





Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.





Who fears to suffer, already suffers what he fears.





I have only one passion, that for light, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and which has the right to happiness.





No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.











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Arthur Schopenhauer also said...


Fate shuffles the cards and we play.





Change alone is the constant.





Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.





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.





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.





The philosopher should never forget that he is cultivating an art and not a science.












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