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Arthur Schopenhauer

Quote of Arthur Schopenhauer - Fate shuffles the cards and we...

Biography - Arthur Schopenhauer:

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

Fate shuffles the cards and we play.



Fate shuffles the cards and we play.



(German, French)

Das Schicksal mischt die Karten, und wir spielen.

Le destin bat les cartes et nous jouons.

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We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

We don't choose the things that happen to us, but we can choose how we react to them.

Destiny beats the cards but we will play them.

Since I grew tired of the chase
And search, I learned to find;
And since the wind blows in my face,
I sail with every wind.

Not to extinguish our free-will, I hold it to be true that fortune is the arbiter of one half of our actions, but that she still leaves us to direct the other half, or perhaps a little less.

Quotes for: randomness


Quotes for: randomness

Chance gives thoughts, and chance takes them away.

Like plants, most men have hidden properties that chance alone reveals.

Play is experimenting with chance.

No contingency anywhere in the universe; no indifference; no liberty. While we act, we are, at the same time, acted upon.

Although men flatter themselves with their great actions, they are not so often the result of a great design as of chance.

It would seem that our actions have lucky or unlucky stars to which they owe a great part of the blame or praise which is given them.

Quotes for: destiny


Quotes about destiny:

The stars of your destiny are in your heart.

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.

A Destiny is not a punishment.

Each life makes its destiny.

What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.

Fit yourself into accord with the things in which your portion has been cast, and love the men among whom your lot has fallen, but love them truly.


Arthur Schopenhauer also said...

Change alone is the constant.

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

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

For our improvement we need a mirror.

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.

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