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Category: Arthur Schopenhauer

No More Mistaken Path

Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. There is no more mistaken path to happiness than worldliness. — Arthur Schopenhauer

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They Do Get It

The last word here freaks people out. But it shouldn’t, and it ain’t some sort of easy nihilism, either. Because of this word “mistake”, Schopenhauer’s quote is a flawed (as

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To Have So Much Sympathy

If children were brought into the world by an act of pure reason alone, would the human race continue to exist? Would not a man rather have so much sympathy

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Schope’s Little Girl

“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

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