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Arthur Schopenhauer
Arthur Schopenhauer

Born in Danzig, Arthur Schopenhauer was a well-known philosopher who believed that people lacked individual wills and were simply part of a singular, vast will that pervaded the universe. Much of this philosophy was based on the prior works of Plato and Immanuel Kant. His theory was outlined in "The World as Will and Idea." In 1839 he was recognized by the Norwegian Scientific Society for…

Date of Birth: February 22, 1788
Date of Death: September 21, 1860


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"The closing years of life are like a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped" Arthur Schopenhauer
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"The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality." - Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher" Arthur Schopenhauer
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"Suicide may also be regarded as an experiment -- a question which man puts to Nature, trying to force her to answer. The question is this: What change will death produce in a man's existence and in his insight into the nature of things? It is a clumsy experiment to make; for it involves the destruction of the very consciousness which puts the question and awaits the answer." Arthur Schopenhauer
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"It's the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards." Arthur Schopenhauer
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"Reasonable and vicious are quite consistent with each other, in fact, only through their union are great and far-reaching crimes possible" Arthur Schopenhauer
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"Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed." Arthur Schopenhauer
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"Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another." Arthur Schopenhauer
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"It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain." Arthur Schopenhauer
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"To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them." Arthur Schopenhauer
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"Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see." Arthur Schopenhauer
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"Ordinary people merely think how they shall 'spend' their time; a man of talent tries to 'use' it." Arthur Schopenhauer
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"The longer a man's fame is likely to last, the longer it will be in coming." Arthur Schopenhauer
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"The present is the only reality and the only certainty." Arthur Schopenhauer
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"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" Arthur Schopenhauer
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"To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence." Arthur Schopenhauer
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"The years pass more quickly as we become older" Arthur Schopenhauer
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"After your death you will be what you were before your birth." Arthur Schopenhauer
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"Style is what gives value and currency to thoughts." Arthur Schopenhauer
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"The fruits of Christianity were religious wars, butcheries, crusades, inquisitions, extermination of the natives of America and the introduction of African slaves in their place" Arthur Schopenhauer
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"The brain may be regarded as a kind of parasite of the organism, a pensioner, as it were, who dwells with the body." Arthur Schopenhauer
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"The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience." Arthur Schopenhauer
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