Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes.
Honor means that a man is not exceptional; fame, that he is. Fame is something which must be won; honor, only something which must not be lost.
To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.
Always to see the general in the particular is the very foundation of genius.
Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.
We can regard our life as a uselessly disturbing episode in the blissful repose of nothingness.
We seldom think of what we have but always of what we lack. Therefore, rather than grateful, we are bitter.
To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them.
Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us.
Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law. If it goes past the centre of gravity on one side, it must go a like distance on the other; and it is only after a certain time that it finds the true point at which it can remain at rest.
It is in the treatment of trifles that a person shows what they are.
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.
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.
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.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.