Best Quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer

by Milos Itic on February 22, 2011

Arthur Schopenhauer – The best thoughts:

“Man can be himself only so long as he is alone”

“After your death you will be what you were before your birth”

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident”

“Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people”

“Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another’s money. Idiots!”

“Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other”

“Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents”

“Compassion is the basis of morality”

“Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death”

“Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world”

to be continued


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