Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes (213 quotes)
“With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.”
Parerga and Paralipomena (1851), Studies in Pessimis, Further Psychological Observations
The Wisdom of Life (first part of Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit), Ch. 4: Position, or a man's place in the estimation of others
“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.”
The Wisdom of Life. Chapter II. Personality, or What a Man Is: Footnote 19 - Parerga and Paralipomena (1851)
“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.”
Religion From the Essays of Arhur Schopenhauer (2013 edition), Start Publishing LLC - ISBN: 9781625585257
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsArthur Schopenhauer
Born: February 22, 1788
Died: September 21, 1860 (aged 72)
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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