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

It is only a man’s own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them. For it is these that he really and completely understands. To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of someone else’s meal like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger.

The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers but by preconceived opinion by prejudice.

Arthur Schopenhauer Truth Quotes

We can come to look upon the deaths of our enemies with as much regret as we feel for those of our friends namely when we miss their existence as witnesses to our success.

Arthur Schopenhauer Success Quote

Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.

Arthur Schopenhauer Sympathy Quote

Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.

Arthur Schopenhauer Power Quote

Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.

Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.

Arthur Schopenhauer Nature Quotes

Music is the melody whose text is the world.

Arthur Schopenhauer Music Quote

Because people have no thoughts to deal in they deal cards and try and win one another’s money. Idiots!

Arthur Schopenhauer Money Quote

Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another but women are by nature enemies.

Arthur Schopenhauer Men Quote

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

Arthur Schopenhauer Medical Quote

A man can be himself only so long as he is alone.

To live alone is the fate of all great souls.

Change alone is eternal perpetual immortal.

Arthur Schopenhauer Loneliness Quotes