Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes (213 quotes)
Counsels and Maxims, Vol. 2, Ch. 2:Our Relation To Ourselves, Section 9
Parerga and Paralipomena: Short Philosophical Essays, Volume 2, transalted by E. F. J. Payne, Oxford University Press, 1974, p. 268
“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”
Earliest attribution to Schopenhauer: Chemurgic Digest, Vol. 1011, p. 13, 1951
“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)
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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.