A high degree of intellect tends to make a man unsocial.

A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.

A sense of humour is the only divine quality of man.

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

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.

Compassion is the basis of morality.

Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.

Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure.

It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.

I’ve never known any trouble than an hour’s reading didn’t assuage.

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

One should use common words to say uncommon things

Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.

The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.

To live alone is the fate of all great souls.

Will minus intellect constitutes vulgarity.

/ Arthur Schopenhauer

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