Download here or here. How much there is in the world I do not want. It is not wealth but character that lasts Greek: It follows from all this that the greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness, whatever it may be, for gain, advancement, learning or fame, let alone, then, for fleeting sensual pleasures.
We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people. So the problem is not so much to see what nobody has yet seen, as to think what nobody has yet thought concerning that which everybody sees. Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
A sense of humour is the only divine quality of man. A high degree of intellect tends to make a man unsocial. Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude. All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. Boundless compassion for all living beings is the surest and most certain guarantee of pure moral conduct, and needs no casuistry.
Loneliness is the fate of all outstanding minds. Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right. A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.
The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience. It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.
The art of not reading is a very important one. It consists in not taking an interest in whatever may be engaging the attention of the general public at any particular time. When some political or ecclesiastical pamphlet, or novel, or poem is making a great commotion, you should remember that he who writes for fools always finds a large public.
A precondition for reading good books is not reading bad ones: We will gradually become indifferent to what goes on in the minds of other people when we acquire a knowledge of the superficial nature of their thoughts, the narrowness of their views and of the number of their errors.
Whoever attaches a lot of value to the opinions of others pays them too much honor. What disturbs and depresses young people is the hunt for happiness on the firm assumption that it must be met with in life.
From this arises constantly deluded hope and so also dissatisfaction. The Wisdom of Life The happiness we receive from ourselves, is greater than that, which we obtain from our surroundings.
The world in which a man lives shapes itself chiefly by the way in which he looks at it, and so it proves different to different men; to one it is barren, dull, and superficial; to another rich, interesting, and full of meaning. Every man is pent up within the limits of his own consciousness, and cannot directly get beyond those limits any more than he can get beyond his own skin; so external aid is not of much use to him.
Differences of rank and wealth give every man his part to play, but this by no means implies a difference of inward happiness and pleasure; here, too, there is the same being in all — a poor mortal, with his hardships and troubles.
Since everything which exists or happens for a man exists only in his consciousness and happens for it alone, the most essential thing for a man is the constitution of this consciousness, which is in most cases far more important than the circumstances which go to form its contents.
No one can get beyond his own individuality. An animal, under whatever circumstances it is placed, remains within the narrow limits to which nature has irrevocably consigned it.
The highest, most varied and lasting pleasures are those of the mind, however much our youth may deceive us on this point. A healthy beggar is happier than an ailing king.
A quiet and cheerful temperament, happy in the enjoyment of a perfectly sound physique, an intellect clear, lively, penetrating and seeing things as they are, a moderate and gentle will, and therefore a good conscience — these are privileges which no rank or wealth can make up for or replace.
For what a man is in himself, what accompanies him when he is alone, what no one can give or take away, is obviously more essential to him than everything he has in the way of possessions, or even what he may be in the eyes of the world. How much there is in the world I do not want.
It is manifestly a wiser course to aim at the maintenance of our health and the cultivation of our faculties, than at the amassing of wealth; but this must not be mistaken as meaning that we should neglect to acquire an adequate supply of the necessaries of life.Arthur Schopenhauer - Selected Bibliography - OnlineWorks by Arthur Schopenhauer at Project Gutenberg Illustrated version of the "Art of Being Right" and links to logic and sophisms used by the stratagems University Library Digital Collections Facsimile edition of Schopenhauer's manuscripts in SchopenhauerSource Essays of Schopenhauer.
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