1788-1860, German Philosopher
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone.
Arthur Schopenhauer – [Solitude]

A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
Arthur Schopenhauer – [Conflict]

A man's delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes.
Arthur Schopenhauer – [Anticipation]

A man's face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than his mouth, for it is a compendium of everything his mouth will ever say, in that it is the monogram of all this man's thoughts and aspirations.
Arthur Schopenhauer – [Faces]

A word too much always defeats its purpose.
Arthur Schopenhauer – [Words]

After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Arthur Schopenhauer – [Death and Dying]

Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.
Arthur Schopenhauer – [Relationships]

As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value to you than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.
Arthur Schopenhauer – [Knowledge]

Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another's money. Idiots!
Arthur Schopenhauer – [Cards]

Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out.
Arthur Schopenhauer – [Books and Reading]

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.
Arthur Schopenhauer – [Books and Reading]

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
Arthur Schopenhauer – [Change]

Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little dearth.
Arthur Schopenhauer – [Death and Dying]

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Arthur Schopenhauer – [Perspective]

Every parting gives a foretaste of death; every coming together again a foretaste of the resurrection.
Arthur Schopenhauer – [Farewells]

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 – [Truth]

Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.
Arthur Schopenhauer – [Vision]

Fame is something that must be won. Honor is something that must not be lost.
Arthur Schopenhauer – [Fame]

Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
Arthur Schopenhauer – [Friends and Friendship]

Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Arthur Schopenhauer – [Greatness]

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