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Arthur Schopenhauer
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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
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Truth that is naked is the most beautiful, and the simpler its expression the deeper is the impression it makes; this is partly because it gets unobstructed hold of the hearer’s mind without his being distracted by secondary thoughts, and partly because he feels that here he is not being corrupted or deceived by the arts of rhetoric, but that the whole effect is got from the thing itself.  - Arthur Schopenhauer
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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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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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