Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.
– Arthur Schopenhauer

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It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.
– Arthur Schopenhauer

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One should use common words to say uncommon things.
– Arthur Schopenhauer

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After your death, you will be what you were before your birth.
– Arthur Schopenhauer

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It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
– Arthur Schopenhauer

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I believe that when death closes our eyes we shall awaken to a light, of which our sunlight is but the shadow.
– Arthur Schopenhauer

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Compassion is the basis of morality.
– Arthur Schopenhauer

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Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
– Arthur Schopenhauer

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The longer a man’s fame is likely to last, the longer it will be in coming.
– Arthur Schopenhauer

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Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.
– Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us.
– Arthur Schopenhauer

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Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life.
– Arthur Schopenhauer

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When we read, another person thinks for us: we merely repeat his mental process.
– Arthur Schopenhauer

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Fame is something that must be won. Honor is something that must not be lost.
– Arthur Schopenhauer

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