Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes (213 quotes)
“As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.”
Counsels and Maxims Vol. 2, Ch. 22, § 257 "On Thinking for Yourself"
“Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another's money. Idiots!”
Parerga and Paralipomena (1851)
“Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.”
Psychological Observations - Parerga and Paralipomena (1851)
“For an author to write as he speaks is just as reprehensible as the opposite fault, to speak as he writes; for this gives a pedantic effect to what he says, and at the same time makes him hardly intelligible.”
The Art of Literature - Parerga and Paralipomena (1851)
“Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them.”
The Horrors and Absurdities of Religion (2009 edition), Penguin UK - ISBN: 9780141957326
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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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