Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes (213 quotes)




Arthur Schopenhauer
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Counsels and Maxims, Vol. 2, Ch. 2:Our Relation To Ourselves, Section 9
Arthur Schopenhauer
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Variant: "The two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom." - In German: "... die beiden Feinde des menschlichen Glückes, den Schmerz und die Langeweile." - Parerga and Paralipomena (1851)
Arthur Schopenhauer
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As quoted in: The Wealth of Friendship by Frank Wakeley Gunsaulus, Brewer, Barse, 1909, p. 91
Arthur Schopenhauer
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Parerga and Paralipomena: Short Philosophical Essays, Volume 2, transalted by E. F. J. Payne, Oxford University Press, 1974, p. 268
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In German: "Die Wahrheit ist nackt am schönsten, und der Eindruck, den sie macht, um so tiefer, als ihr Ausdruck einfacher war; theils, weil sie dann das ganze, durch keinen Nebengedanken zerstreute Gemüth des Hörers ungehindert einnimmt..." - Parerga and Paralipomena (1851), Chapter XXIII
Arthur Schopenhauer
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Parerga and Paralipomena: Short Philosophical Essays, Volume 2, transalted by E. F. J. Payne, Oxford University Press, 1974, p. 591
Arthur Schopenhauer
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Parerga and Paralipomena: Short Philosophical Essays, Volume 2, transalted by E. F. J. Payne, Oxford University Press, 1974, p. 494


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Born: February 22, 1788

Died: September 21, 1860 (aged 72)

Nationality: German

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher best known for his book, The World as Will and Representation; in it, he claimed that our world is driven by a continually dissatisfied will, continually seeking satisfaction.

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