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Arthur Schopenhauer
(1788-1860) born on
Feb 22
German philosopher. He was the "philosopher of pessimism" and an important exponent of a metaphysical anti-Hegelian doctrine of the will.
         
   
F
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.

R
As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.
A
Treat a work of art like a prince: let it speak to you first.
N
Ordinary people merely think how they shall 'spend' their time; a man of talent tries to 'use' it.
K
Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Parerga and Paralipomena," vol. 2, ch. 23, sct. 296a, 1851.
R: "Parerga and Paralipomena," vol. 2, ch. 22, sct. 257, 1851.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "The Book of Success," ed. Richard Shea, 1993.
   


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