Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves to be like other people.

Ignorance is degrading only when found in company with great riches.

With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who posses great talent it is hypocrisy.

A sense of humor is the only divine quality of man.

Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.

Human life must be some form of mistake.

Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.

Fame is something which must be won. Honor is something which must not be lost.

The man who sees two or three generations is like someone who sits in a conjurer’s booth at a fair and sees the tricks two or three times. They are meant to be seen only once.

If a man sets out to hate all the miserable creatures he meets, he will not have much energy left for anything else; whereas he can despise them, one and all, with the greatest ease.