Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

Reading is thinking with someone else’s head instead of one’s own.

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 death.

It is a curious fact that in bad days we can very vividly recall the good time that is now no more; but that in good days we have only a very cold and imperfect memory of the bad.

All truth passes through three phases. First, it is considered absurd and is ignored or ridiculed. Next, it is considered dangerous to the status quo and viciously attacked. Finally, it is considered wholesome, indeed, self-evident.

Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.

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.

The years pass more quickly as we become older.

The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.