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It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.


Arthur Schopenhauer

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A man must have grown old and lived long in order to see how short life is. -Arthur Schopenhauer.
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If I have nothing to sacrifice, I have nothing to gain.
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No pain, no gain.
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In order for answers to become clear, the questions have to be clear.
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In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily
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A book can never be anything more than the impress of its author's thoughts; and the value of these ...
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There are, first of all, two kinds of authors: those who write for the subject's sake, and those who...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
When we read, another person thinks for us: we merely repeat his mental process. In learning to writ...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
When we see that almost everything men devote their lives to attain, sparing no effort and encounter...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
What makes people hard-hearted is this, that each man has, or fancies he has, as much as he can bear...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
In early youth, as we contemplate our coming life, we are like children in a theatre before the curt...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
Again, you may look upon life as an unprofitable episode, disturbing the blessed calm of non-existen...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
There are two things which make it impossible to believe that this world is the successful work of a...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
Men need some kind of external activity, because they are inactive within. Contrarily, if they are a...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
Human life must be some kind of mistake. The truth of this will be sufficiently obvious if we only r...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
What light is to the outer physical world intellect is to the inner world of consciousness. For inte...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
To free a man from error is not to deprive him of anything but to give him something: for the knowle...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
And yet, just as our body would burst asunder if the pressure of the atmosphere were removed from it...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
Many undoubtedly owe their good fortune to the circumstance that they possess a pleasing smile with ...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
But it is common knowledge that religions don’t want conviction, on the basis of reasons, but fait...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
One can never read too little of bad, or too much of good books: bad books are intellectual poison; ...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
Reading is merely a surrogate for thinking for yourself; it means letting someone else direct your t...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
If you try to imagine as nearly as you can what an amount of misery, pain, and suffering of every ki...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no mo...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so yo...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
The ultimate foundation of honor is the conviction that moral character is unalterable: a single bad...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
If people insist that honor is dearer than life itself, what they really mean is that existence and ...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
The longer a man's fame is likely to last, the longer it will be in coming.
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivatio...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
To free a person from error is to give, and not to take away.
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
Vengeance taken will often tear the heart and torment the conscience.
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule t...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
To desire immortality is to desire the eternal perpetuation of a great mistake
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
Suicide may also be regarded as an experiment -- a question which man puts to Nature, trying to forc...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
Compassion is the basis of all morality.
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can se...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption. It is not only an interruption, but is a...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right.
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With people of only moderate ability modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talen...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
With people of only moderate ability modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great tal...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love...
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER