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Quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer

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Arthur Schopenhauer, born Feb. 22, 1788, Danzig, Prussia, died Sept. 21, 1860, Frankfurt am Main. German philosopher, often called the “philosopher of pessimism,” who was primarily important as the exponent of a metaphysical doctrine of the will in immediate reaction against Hegelian idealism. His writings influenced later existential philosophy and Freudian psychology.

  • Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.
  • Only a male intellect clouded by the sexual drive could call the stunted, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped and short-legged sex the fair sex.
  • Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own.
  • Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.
  • There is no doubt that life is given us, not to be enjoyed, but to be overcome- to be got over.
  • In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one's rights and double one's duties.
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