The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.
Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer
The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value.
Hatred comes from the heart; contempt from the head; and neither feeling is quite within...
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone.
If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that...
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of...
We can come to look upon the deaths of our enemies with as much regret...
The two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom
The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom
Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own.
Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than...
National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and...
I am often surprised by the cleverness, and now and again by the stupidity of...
Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same...
Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.
The longer a man's fame is likely to last, the longer it will be in...
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and...