Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

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

Sometimes I speak to men and women just as a little girl speaks to her doll. She knows of course that the doll does not understand her, but she creates for herself the joy of communication through a pleasant and conscious self -deception.

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.

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.

Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.

People of Wealth and the so called upper class suffer the most from boredom.

The two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom.

Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can’t expect an angel to look out.

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.

Any book, which is at all important, should be reread immediately.