Saturday, 6 September 2014

Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right. Arthur Schopenhauer

 Arthur Schopenhauer 
*To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
* Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
*The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
 *Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life.
 *The wise have always said the same things, and fools, who are the majority have always done just the opposite.
  *Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right.
  * 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.
 * Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.
* All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

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