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.
Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer
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Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a...
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the...
The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.
Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.
The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust.
Compassion is the basis of all morality
We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people.
To desire immortality is to desire the eternal perpetuation of a great mistake
Rascals are always sociable, more's the pity! and the chief sign that a man has...
Journalists are like dogs, when ever anything moves they begin to bark.
There is no absurdity so obvious that it cannot be firmly planted in the human...
In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one's rights and...
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one...
Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in...
Religion is the metaphysics of the masses.
Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
A man's face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than his mouth,...