Early life[ edit ] Schopenhauer's birthplace house, ul. Both of them weren't very religious,  supported the French Revolution were republicancosmopolitan and Anglophile.
You can visit his blog at RooshV. You may have first been exposed to German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer with his essay On Women, which I reviewed a year ago.
It was originally found in his Studies In Pessimism compilation which includes eight other essays. Here are my favorite quotes from those essays: On the other hand, such a course might just as well be called the greatest folly: And then, it is all one whether he has been happy or miserable; for his life was never anything more than a present moment always vanishing; and now it is over.
And I may say, further, that a certain amount of care or pain or trouble is necessary for every man at all times.
A ship without ballast is unstable and will not go straight. The tricks were meant to be seen only once; and when they are no longer a novelty and cease to deceive, their effect is gone. Hence luxury in all its forms; delicate food, the use of tobacco and opium, spirituous liquors, fine clothes, and the thousand and one things that he considers necessary to his existence.
If life—the craving for which is the very essence of our being—were possessed of any positive intrinsic value, there would be no such thing as boredom at all: But as it is, we take no delight in existence except when we are struggling for something; and then distance and difficulties to be overcome make our goal look as though it would satisfy us.
The real meaning of persona is a mask, such as actors were accustomed to wear on the ancient stage; and it is quite true that no one shows himself as he is, but wears his mask and plays his part. Indeed, the whole of our social arrangements may be likened to a perpetual comedy; and this is why a man who is worth anything finds society so insipid, while a blockhead is quite at home in it.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. This is an error of the intellect as inevitable as that error of the eye which lets you fancy that on the horizon heaven and earth meet. No one knows what capacities for doing and suffering he has in himself, until something comes to rouse them to activity: When water is as cold as ice, you can have no idea of the latent warmth contained in it.
With people of only moderate ability, modesty is mere honesty; but with those who posses great talent, it is hypocrisy. Therefore let a man take counsel of a friend.
A doctor can cure everyone but himself; if he falls ill, he sends for a colleague. Imagination is strong in a man when that particular function of the brain which enables him to observe is roused to activity without any necessary excitement of the sense.
Accordingly, we find that imagination is active just in proportion as our sense are not excited by external objects.
A long period of solitude, whether in prison or in a sick room; quiet, twilight, darkness—these are the things that promote its activity; and under their influence it comes into play of itself. The scenes and events of long ago, and the persons who took part in them, wear a charming aspect to the eye of memory, which sees only the outlines and takes no note of disagreeable details.
The present enjoys no such advantage, and so it always seems defective. They were big only because they were near. 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.
The ordinary method [of education] is to imprint ideas and opinions, in the strict sense of the word, prejudices, on the mind of the child, before it has had any but a very few particular observations. It is thus that he afterwards comes to view the world and gather experience through the medium of those ready-made ideas, rather than to let his ideas be formed for him out of his own experience of life, as they ought to be.
His will mean that each of his abstract ideas rests, directly or indirectly, upon a basis of observation, which alone endows it with any real value; and also that he is able to place every observation he makes under the right abstract idea which belongs to it.Arthur Schopenhauer; Born 22 February Danzig (Gdańsk) Died: Schopenhauer, who was very self-confident that he will win, was enraged by this rejection.
He published both essays as The Two Basic Problems of Ethics and in the preface to the second He quotes Horace's saying, "From the brave and good are the brave descended.
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