All truth passes through 3 stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

Arthur Schopenhauer #Other

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 #Other

Compassion is the basis of all morality.

Arthur Schopenhauer #Other

Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right.

Arthur Schopenhauer #Other

Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world.

Arthur Schopenhauer #Other

Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.

Arthur Schopenhauer #Other

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

Arthur Schopenhauer #Other

If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.

Arthur Schopenhauer #Other

If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him.

Arthur Schopenhauer #Other

In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.

Arthur Schopenhauer #Other

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