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Arthur Schopenhauer Facts

Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher best known for his book, The World as Will and Representation, in which he claimed that our world is driven by a continually dissatisfied will, continually seeking satisfaction (1788 - 1860)

Quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer

A man can be himself only so long as he is alone.
Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right.
Arthur Schopenhauer

I've never know any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer

To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.
Arthur Schopenhauer

We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people.
Arthur Schopenhauer

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