Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes (213 quotes)
“In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one's rights and double one's duties.”
On the Suffering of the World (2004 edition), Penguin UK - ISBN: 9780141964911
“In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.”
The Art of Controversy as translated by T. Bailey Saunders - Essays
“It is only a man's own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them. For it is these that he really and completely understands. To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of someone else's meal, like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger.”
Essays of Schopenhauer, translated by Sara Hay Dircks, The Floating Press, 2010, p. 123, "Thinking for Oneself"
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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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