Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized In the first it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self-evident
Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer
It's the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and we play...
Without books the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are the engines of...
Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in...
Wicked thoughts and worthless efforts gradually set their mark on the face, especially the eyes.
Reading is thinking with someone else's head instead of one's own
The longer a man's fame is likely to last, the longer it will be in...
Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one's rights and...
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.
Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than...
Newspapers are the second hand of history. This hand, however, is usually not only of...
A man's face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than his mouth,...
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom
There is no doubt that life is given us, not to be enjoyed, but to...
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.
Human life must be some form of mistake
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.
We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people.